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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Eastern Kentucky Colonels Underdogs vs Belmont Bruins

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Belmont Bruins pay a visit to Paul S. McBrayer Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eastern Kentucky Colonels betting line as 7.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Belmont Bruins vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Belmont Bruins will look to cover the spread vs the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Saturday, as the Bruins are 6-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonels are 7-8 ATS. Belmont is 6-5-1 against the total, while Eastern Kentucky is 4-11 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 312-ranked Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the No. 84-rated Belmont Bruins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (72.47 points per game) against a Belmont Bruins defense that sits as the No. 164 at 72.64 PPG. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have been averaging 42% from the field, less than the Bruins have managed so far this season (46.42% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Belmont got 32 points from Evan Bradds en route to a 84-78 victory over Morehead State on Thursday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Eastern Kentucky got 17 points from Asante Gist but lost anyway, 63-49, to Tennessee State on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Belmont's last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Belmont

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 19th
Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, Thursday, January 19th

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