Eastern Kentucky Colonels visit Jacksonville State Gamecocks in college basketball clash
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels pay a visit to Pete Mathews Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Gamecocks bring a 12-6 record (6-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-4 Colonels, who are 5-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Jacksonville State go 6-2 so far and the Colonels go 3-5-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 223 (Gamecocks) and the No. 212 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-69 result in favor of the Colonels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Jacksonville State's No. 253-ranked scoring average of 64.3 PPG, against a Colonels defense rated No. 129 and allowing 64.4 PPG. The Gamecocks FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, less than the Colonels shooters have managed so far (46.7% per game).
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 188 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Kentucky was an 83-76 loser in its last match on the road against Belmont. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Kentucky suffered an 83-76 loss against Belmont on Thursday, getting 24 points from Mike DiNunno in a losing effort at Curb Event Center.
Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 66-60 loser as they battled Tennessee State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Jacksonville State suffered a 66-60 loss against Tennessee State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Ronnie Boggs in a losing effort at Gentry Complex.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee State are 2-8
After playing Belmont are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Austin Peay are 2-8
After playing Tennessee State are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
A few Colonels at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Kentucky's last 7 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Eastern Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville State's last 7 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky home to Tennessee State, Thursday, January 24
Jacksonville State home to Austin Peay, Thursday, January 24