College Insider Tournament - Gardner-Webb Bulldogs vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Matchup Report
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Gardner-Webb Bulldogs Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Gardner-Webb at Paul Porter Arena on Tuesday in college basketball action.
This season, the Bulldogs are 21-12 overall and 5-1 ATS ATS, while the Colonels are 24-9 and 13-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Gardner-Webb boasts a 1-3 on the OU, and Eastern Kentucky is 12-10-1.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 139 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 143 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-72 victory for the Colonels.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Gardner-Webb has the nation's No. 214-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 156-rated mark, allowing 68.8 points per game on the highway. Gardner-Webb, on the other hand, rates No. 208 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were an 81-73 loser as they battled Murray State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Colonels got 18 points from Eric Stutz, but it was Murray State that prevailed in an 81-73 final on Friday at Municipal Auditorium.
Gardner-Webb was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Liberty. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 65-62 loss at the hands of the Flames on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Tashan Newsome at HTC Center.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Murray State are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2