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