Morehead State Eagles VS Tennessee State Tigers

College Basketball 07:30 PM EST

Wednesday

03/04/2020

ESPN+

Spread: Tennessee State Tigers -2.5

Over/Under: 137

Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles 3/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles 3/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles 3/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament kicks off on Wednesday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana with the first round matchup between the No. 5 Tennessee State Tigers and the No. 8 Morehead State Eagles. Tennessee State are looking to end their 26-year title drought while Morehead State have not won the championship since 2011. The Tigers played their way to the first round while Morehead State were lucky enough to get into the top eight.

Tennessee State finished the season with a conference record of 9-9 tied with the Eastern Illinois Panthers. The Tigers got the tiebreaker so they got the advantage of facing Morehead State. Tennessee State ended their regular season on a sour note with a 72-65 loss to the Belmont Bruins last Saturday. G Michael Littlejohn led the team with 18 points while G Wesley Harris added 16 points and seven rebounds. The Tigers’ bench only contributed four points and they have to do more if they want to advance to the quarterfinals of the OVC tournament.

The Tigers are averaging 72.0 points and 37.5 rebounds per game this season while shooting 47.4% from the field, 35.8% from the three-point area and 64.9% from the free throw line. They are 2-0 this season when playing on a neutral site, which means they can play without any problems at Ford Center. The Tigers have also won six out of the last ten matchups against Morehead State. They are 17-12-1 ATS this season and 2-5 SU in their last seven games.

Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles Predictions 3/4/2020 

On the other hand, the Morehead State Eagles barely made it to the first round since they lost their regular season finale against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 80-76 last Saturday. F James Barker had a game-high 20 points for Morehead State to go along with 10 rebounds for a double-double. G Jordan Walker added 17 points, six boards and two assists while G Ta’Lon Cooper chipped in 14 points off the bench. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles were hot on their tail at the end of the season but they also lost their last game and failed to tie with Morehead State.

The Eagles are averaging 69.1 points and 37.1 rebounds per game this season. They are shooting 43.7% from the field, 29.4% from beyond the arc and 63.7% from the charity stripe. They have not played on a neutral site this season so they are already at a disadvantage against Tennessee State. The Eagles are 15-14-1 ATS this season and 1-6 SU in their last seven games.  

Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Tennessee State Tigers -2.5. The Tennessee Tigers face off against the Morehead State Eagles in the first round of the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. Prediction is a close 70-67 win for the Tigers to advance to the quarterfinals to face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Thursday.

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Tennessee State Tigers vs Morehead State Eagles 3/4/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:30 PM- EST

Location: Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

Date: March 4, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Tennessee State Tigers -2.5

Total Odds: 137

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