Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Colonels bring a 20-6 record (9-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-9 Gamecocks, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Kentucky go 8-7-1 so far and the Gamecocks go 11-2-1.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gamecocks were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonels - Gamecocks odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 134 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Jacksonville State is at No. 222. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-69 win for the Colonels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 341 in NCAA hoops at 28.6 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 344 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Kentucky is the No. 13-ranked team in the country at 8.6 per game, while Jacksonville State rates No. 237 at 5.5 per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were an 85-81 loser as they battled Morehead State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Tarvin Gaines was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 5 rebounds but Morehead State still won, 85-81, over Jacksonville State on Thursday at Ellis Johnson Arena.
In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was an 80-69 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky got 21 points from Mike DiNunno en route to an 80-69 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing SE Missouri State are 1-9
After playing Morehead State are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Austin Peay are 4-6
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Gamecocks at Colonels trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State
Eastern Kentucky is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Jacksonville State home to SE Missouri State, Wednesday, February 20
Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, Wednesday, February 20