Delaware State Hornets take on Colonels in NCAA basketball test
Delaware State Hornets vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Eastern Kentucky vs Delaware State battle Wednesday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena as the Colonels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Colonels sport records of 5-0 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hornets have 3-4 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Colonels and 0-0 for the Hornets.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 146-rated Delaware State taking on the No. 312-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-68 win for the Colonels on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 35 nationally ranked offense (79.2 points per game) against a Hornets defense that sits as the No. 146 at 64.7 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 48.8% from the field, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (41% on average).
Defensively, Delaware State features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware State was a 63-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Navy. Delaware State suffered a 63-53 loss against Navy on Saturday, getting 13 points from Kendall Gray in a losing effort at South Padre Convention Center.
Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 68-44 winner as they battled Norfolk State at home. Eastern Kentucky cruised to victory on Saturday, running Norfolk State out of the gym and running up a 68-44 score at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Western Carolina are 0-1
After playing Norfolk State are 0-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Hornets at Colonels trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Delaware State home to MD-Eastern Shore, Saturday, December 1
Eastern Kentucky home to Western Carolina, Saturday, December 1