West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Morehead State Eagles NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 23, 2021, 9.41 AM

The No. 3 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9) and the No. 14 seed Morehead State Eagles (23-7) will meet on Friday at 9:50 PM ET in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. West Virginia is a 13-point favorite in the contest, which airs on TRU. Here's everything you need to know ahead of this 3-14 matchup in the Midwest Region bracket.

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West Virginia vs Morehead State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
West Virginia -13 -110 -109 137.5 -108 -112 -1091 670

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Point Total Insights

  • In 21 of its 27 games this season (77.8%), West Virginia and its opponents have gone over the current total of 137.5.
  • In 10 of 30 (33.3%) Morehead State games this season, the total points scored elevated above Friday's 137.5 over/under.
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 146.1, is 8.6 points above Friday's over/under.
  • The Mountaineers put up 13.9 more points per game (77.3) than the Eagles give up (63.4).
  • The Eagles score an average of 68.8 points per game, just 3.3 fewer points than the 72.1 the Mountaineers allow.
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    West Virginia Betting Data

  • Against the spread, West Virginia has been strong this season, posting a 16-9-1 record.
  • The Mountaineers have covered half the time, going 2-2 against the spread when favored by at least 13 points.
  • West Virginia and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 1 of 26 games this season (3.8%).
  • Place a bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    West Virginia Leaders

    Mountaineers Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Derek Culver 17 14.4 10.3 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.0
    Miles McBride 17 13.9 3.4 4.4 1.9 0.4 1.3
    Taz Sherman 17 13.8 1.7 1.6 1.2 0.1 1.7
    Sean McNeil 17 11.5 2.5 0.8 0.5 0.0 2.1
    Jordan McCabe 15 2.4 0.9 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.3

    Morehead State Betting Data

  • Morehead State has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 19-7 ATS.
  • The Eagles have gone 0-0 against the spread when they are at least a 13-point underdog.
  • In the majority of Eagles games this year, the teams have not hit the over (0 out of 26 games, 0%).
  • Place a bet on the Morehead State Eagles to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Morehead State Leaders

    Eagles Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    De'Von Cooper 16 12.3 5.6 2.3 0.5 0.4 1.2
    James Baker 15 7.1 3.9 0.7 0.2 1.2 0.4
    KJ Hunt Jr. 17 6.5 1.8 2.8 0.4 0.4 0.4
    Julius Dixon 11 6.0 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0
    LJ Bryan 16 3.3 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.0
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