Morehead State Eagles (23-10) vs. Murray State Racers (29-2)
March 5, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Murray State Racers -7 ; Over/Under: 130
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The Morehead State Eagles and the Murray State Racers meet Saturday in Ohio Valley Tournament college basketball action from Ford Center. Morehead State is 23-10 this season. The Eagles beat Belmont in their Friday tournament game. As for Murray State, they’re 29-2 on the year and coming off a tournament win over Southeast Missouri State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Morehead State ended the regular season on a sketchy run, but they’ve picked it up over the last pair. The Eagles were just 2-4 in six games prior to their Thursday matchup with Tennessee Tech. Morehead State took that one 75-56 to move on.
In the Friday tournament matchup versus Belmont, the Eagles had a 30-21 advantage by halftime. Morehead State was able to hang on for the 53-51 victory. Top scorer Johni Broome put up a double-double on 13 points and 11 boards.
Over on the Murray State side, they’ve got a 66-58 loss to East Tennessee State and a 71-58 loss to Auburn but other than that it’s been all victories this season. The Racers are currently riding an excellent 19-game win streak after the win over SEMO.
Matched up against Southeast Missouri State in tournament action on Friday, the Racers jumped out to a 51-31 advantage and cruised to the 88-74 victory. Leading the way was KJ Williams with 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Murray State is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS loss and the under is 7-2 in their last nine overall. Meanwhile, Morehead State is 1-6 ATS in their last seven Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win.
PICK: I’m likely going to stay with Murray State. The Racers have been great over this epic win streak, and they’re scoring quite well along the way. Murray State has hit 70 or more points in 13 of their last 16 outings and should be able to put up another solid total here.
As for Morehead State, they’ve been very impressive over the last two games. The Eagles lost by just four points (57-53) the last time these teams met up, so Morehead State could make this one interesting.