Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Eagles vs. Mountaineers CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(23-7) Morehead State Eagles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9)
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 9:50 PM ET
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: West Virginia -1000
CBB Betting Odds: West Virginia -13
CBB Betting Total: 137
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West Virginia is expected to advance to the second round pretty easily, as oddsmakers have made them -13 point favorites over Morehead State on Friday night. The Eagles are red hot though.
In their last 20 games, Morehead State has gone 19-1. Sure the competition isn’t what West Virginia faces as the Eagles’ strength of schedule is 180th (WVU 13th) but that’s definitely some momentum.
Morehead State Eagles
Morehead State will try to slow down the pace and keep things low scoring in this one. The betting total of 137.5 seems high considering the Eagles allow just 63.4 ppg, which is 32nd in the country.
Once again though, you have to take the competition into account when looking at those defensive numbers. The Eagles have been beaten – and beaten bad – in their few games vs. quality opponents.
Morehead State lost to Kentucky 45-81 to begin their season, dropped a 44-77 contest to Ohio State shortly after that, and was beaten 51-66 by Clemson on December 21st. Those games were all a while ago, have the Eagles turned the corner for the tournament?
Since the Clemson loss the Eagles have gone 19-1, their lone defeat coming 58-73 at Ohio Valley regular season champ Belmont. Morehead State got their revenge in the tourney, beating Belmont 86-71 to earn the automatic bid.
West Virginia Mountaineers
Morehead State’s defense definitely has a challenge facing the Mountaineers, who have the 11th best offensive efficiency in the country. The Eagles’ conference tournament ended March 6th, so they’ll be rested.
It looks like WVU was struggling down the stretch losing three of their last four, but two of those defeats came against red hot Oklahoma State, #11 in the country. The other loss was 89-94 to #3 Baylor, in OT.
West Virginia is the kind of stacked offensive team that can cover the double digit spread in their tournament opener. The Mountaineers were 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring 77.3 ppg, but their defense was 3rd worse (72.1).
West Virginia has star power too. Derek Culver is the team’s emotional leader, putting up 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He’s not even the leading scorer though, as Miles McBride averages 15.3 ppg.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS last 5 overall
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 NCAA tournament games
- Mountaineers are 0-4 ATS last 4 overall
- Mountaineers are 3-1-1 ATS last 5 NCAA tournament games
- Over is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 NCAA tournament games
Free Morehead State Eagles vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAAB Prediction:
The number is up there for this Morehead State against West Virginia matchup. WVU played much better competition this season by a landslide, but the Eagles have shown a winning mentality going 19-1 their last 20.
WVU seems like they should have been more like an 8 or 9 point favorite in this matchup. 6’10” Johni Broome had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the OVC Championship game and is a force on the blocks.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Morehead State +13
WVU gets caught in a look ahead game here against an extremely well rested Eagles squad.
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