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NCAA Basketball Odds: Belmont Bruins vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Eastern Kentucky looks to cover the Colonels-Bruins pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 14-14 mark when they host Belmont in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Belmont Bruins vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-14 and 10-12-1 ATS Eastern Kentucky Colonels will face the 18-9 Belmont Bruins, who own a 11-14-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 9-14 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Belmont Bruins are 14-12.

This game puts the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, most recently No. 206 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Belmont Bruins, who rate No. 97 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Kentucky's No. 24-ranked scoring average of 80.75 PPG, against a Belmont Bruins defense rated No. 218 and allowing 76.63 PPG. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels FG% has averaged 49.68% to date this season, more than the Belmont Bruins shooters have managed so far (49.29% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Belmont got 28 points from Craig Bradshaw on the way to a 78-77 loss against Morehead State on Saturday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Ja'Mill Powell scored 25 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 79-78 to Tennessee State at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Belmont is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 6 games
  • Belmont is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Eastern Kentucky's last 19 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 20th
Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, Thursday, February 25th

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