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West Virginia looks to cool off the red-hot Morehead State in the Friday’s first round matchup

by Mike Spector | Mountaineers Correspondent |
Thu, Mar 18th 2:05pm EDT

Despite winning 19 of their last 20 games, the No. 14 seed Morehead State Eagles are 13-point underdogs to the No. 3 seed West Virginia Mountaineers, per BettingPros consensus odds.

Betting Impact:

The West Virginia Mountaineers come in limping to the NCAA tournament, having lost three of their last four games. Granted, those three losses were to two of the best teams in the country (two to Oklahoma State, one to Baylor). Still, West Virginia has had trouble generating any consistency all season. They had no longer than a four-game winning streak and had another stretch earlier this season when they lost three of five games. It is hard to generate any consistency in the rugged Big 12, but it is fair to wonder what kind of toll that daily grind will take on the Mountaineers. By contrast, Morehead State is one of the country's hottest teams, having won 19 of their last 20 games. Morehead State is a trendy underdog pick as they are used to thriving in that role, as they are 12-3 ATS as a ‘dog this season.

Game: MORE at WVU Fri Mar 19th, 10:32pm ET | Categories: Line Movements