Morehead State at Eastern Illinois: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Morehead State at Eastern Illinois: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Eastern Illinois Panthers (5-24) vs Morehead State Eagles (20-9)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Lantz Arena)

Betting Odds: Eastern Illinois Panthers +15.5 -- Over/Under: 121.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Morehead State Eagles and Eastern Illinois Panthers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Lantz Arena. When these two teams faced off on December 29th it was Morehead State that won 63-50. 

Johni Broome was the top player for Morehead State putting up 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. CJ Lane was the top player for Eastern Illinois putting up 20 points and six rebounds. 

Morehead State comes into this game with a 20-9 record overall and they have gone 10-15-1 against the spread. Even though they have had a good season, they are coming off a loss in their last game. The Eagles gave up 92 points, and that led to the eight point defeat. Morehead State is averaging 70.1 points while their defense is giving up 64 points per game. Johni Broome has been the top player for Morehead State averaging 16.6 points while shooting 55.7 percent from the field There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Eastern Illinois Panthers who sit with a 5-24 record overall and they have gone 11-16 against the spread. Eastern Illinois has lost four games in a row including the last game against SIU Edwardsville. The offense could only manage 52 points, and that led to the 14 point defeat. One big issue for Eastern Illinois is they don’t really have a star player they can lean on. The top player for Eastern Illinois has been Kashawn Charles who is averaging nine points while shooting 37.7 percent from the field. 

Morehead State is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Thursday. The over is 5-1 in Morehead State’s last six games played on Thursday, The under is 4-1 in Morehead State’s last five games against a team with a losing straight up record. 

Morehead State has played to under’s against a team with a losing straight up record. Eastern Illinois is averaging only 56.8 points per game and their lack of scoring is going to keep this game lower scoring. Back the under to cash. 

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