West Virginia vs Morehead State March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 20, 2021

The No. 3 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9) are a 12.5-point favorite in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against the No. 14 seed Morehead State Eagles (23-7) on Friday. The contest tips off at 9:50 PM ET on TRU. Here are insights into this Midwest Region 3-14 matchup to help you fill out your bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

West Virginia Betting Information

  • With a mark of 13-14, West Virginia has a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Mountaineers are 2-3 against the spread this season when they are at least a 12.5-point favorite.
  • In 70.4% of their games this season (19/27), the Mountaineers and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Mountaineers got a team-high 19 points from Taz Sherman in a 72-69 loss to Oklahoma State on Thursday. They were favored by 3.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 141 points to fall short of the 150 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

West Virginia Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Miles McBride 27 15.4 3.8 4.7 1.8 0.3 1.5
Derek Culver 27 14.6 9.8 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.0
Taz Sherman 26 13.6 1.9 1.3 0.9 0.1 1.7
Sean McNeil 27 11.8 2.1 0.7 0.5 0.0 2.3
Emmitt Matthews Jr. 27 7.7 4.0 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.5

Morehead State Betting Information

  • With a 19-9 record ATS this season, Morehead State has topped expectations.
  • When they play as at least a 12.5-point underdog, the Eagles often fail to meet expectations with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • 18 of Morehead State’s 28 games (64.3%) this season have not covered the over/under.
  • The Eagles beat Belmont 86-71 in their last contest on Saturday. Johni Broome racked up a team-high 27 points to lead the team to the victory. They covered the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 135.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Morehead State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Johni Broome 29 13.9 9.0 0.7 0.6 1.8 0.0
De’Von Cooper 30 12.2 5.0 2.4 0.6 0.4 1.6
Skyelar Potter 29 11.7 5.8 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.0
Ta’Lon Cooper 30 8.2 2.1 3.6 0.9 0.5 1.3
James Baker 30 7.9 4.4 0.9 0.2 0.8 0.5

Total Facts

  • West Virginia’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup point total (137.5 points) in 77.8% of opportunities (21 out of 27 matchups).
  • In Morehead State’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup point total in 10 out of 30 matchups (33.3%).
  • The total for the contest of 137.5 is 8.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Mountaineers (77.3 points per game) and the Eagles (68.8 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 135.5 points per game, 2.0 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Mountaineers have seen a 149.4 over/under in their games this season, 11.9 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 5.3 points separates this matchup’s over/under (137.5 points) and the average total points bet in Eagles games (132.2 points) this season.

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