College Insider Tournament - Kent State Eastern Kentucky Betting Preview
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes host Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, looking to build on their 21-13 mark against the 25-9 Colonels in college hoops action at Memorial Athletic Center.
The Colonels will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 14-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Flashes are 16-11-2 ATS. Eastern Kentucky is 12-11-1 on the totals; Kent State is 15-13.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 109 (Golden Flashes) and the No. 143 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-73 result in favor of the Colonels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonels is ranked No. 346 in NCAA hoops at 27.8 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 141 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 87-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Eastern Kentucky rates No. 8 at 8.7 per game.
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 103 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, a 69-62 result against Gardner-Webb on March 19. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky got 26 points from Corey Walden en route to a 69-62 victory over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday at Paul Porter Arena.
Kent State was a 73-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fairfield. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 73-71 win over the Stags on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Randal Holt at Memorial Athletic Center.
A few Colonels at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games