Morehead State at Belmont: 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Morehead State at Belmont: 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Belmont Bruins (25-6) vs Morehead State Eagles (22-10)

Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Ford Center)

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The Belmont Bruins and Morehead State Eagles face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the Ohio Valley Tournament at the Ford Center. When these two teams faced off on February 10th it was Belmont that won 48-47. Belmont outscored Morehead State 26-18 in the second half to secure the victory. 

Belmont was led by Will Richard who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Johni Broome was the top player for Morehead State scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. 

Morehead State comes into this game with a 22-10 record overall and over the last three games they have two wins. Against Tennessee Tech on Thursday, Morehead State’s defense was strong giving up only 56 points and that led to the 17 point victory. Morehead State scored 41 points in the second half. Morehead State is averaging 70.5 points while their defense is giving up 63.9 points per game. Johni Broome has been the top player this season for Morehead State averaging 16.5 points while shooting 55.8 percent from the field. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

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Belmont comes into this game with a 25-6 record overall and they have won 11 of their last 12 games. The only loss for Belmont came two games ago against Murray State, and the offense only scored 43 points in that game. Belmont did bounce back in a big way in the last game scoring 87 points against Tennessee State. Belmont is a team that likes to push the pace, and if the offense is good in this game, they should be in good shape. Ben Sheppard has been the top player for Belmont averaging 16.3 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Belmont is averaging 79.4 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. 

The first time these two teams played there was only 95 points scored, and in this game, points are going to be hard to come by again. Morehead State’s defense has a lot of confidence heading into this game, and they aren’t going to want to make this game a shootout. Look for both teams to struggle to get to 60 points, and the under is going to cash.

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