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Eastern Kentucky Colonels take on Governors in college basketball test

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsAustin Peay Governors
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Austin Peay Governors Odds

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The Governors will try to cover the spread at Winfield Dunn Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action.

Austin Peay will face the 10-7 Colonels, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Governors are 7-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonels are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Austin Peay sat as 5.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Governors rated this week at No. 278 and the Colonels sitting at No. 217. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-61 result in favor of the Colonels.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Austin Peay's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 68.4 PPG, against a Colonels defense rated No. 99 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Governors FG% has averaged 42.4% to date this season, less than the Colonels shooters have managed so far (43.5% per game).

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled SE Missouri State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Jaron Jones scored 20 points leading the Colonels to a 63-59 victory over SE Missouri State at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday.

Austin Peay was an 87-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs. Austin Peay suffered an 87-75 loss against Murray State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Josh Terry in a losing effort at Winfield Dunn Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Morehead State are 6-4
After playing SE Missouri State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Jacksonville State are 6-4
After playing Murray State are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Colonels at Governors trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Austin Peay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Austin Peay is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
Austin Peay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State, Saturday, January 14
Austin Peay home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 14

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