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Florida Atlantic Owls vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels College Basketball Betting Preview

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels host Florida Atlantic on Tuesday, looking to build on their 7-4 mark against the 2-6 Owls in college basketball betting action at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eastern Kentucky Colonels betting line as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels currently sport a 7-4 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 2-6 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eastern Kentucky Colonels produce a 3-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Florida Atlantic Owls have gone 2-4 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 229-ranked Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the No. 295-rated Florida Atlantic Owls in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Kentucky's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 86.64 PPG, against a Florida Atlantic Owls defense rated No. 166 and allowing 71.62 PPG. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels FG% has averaged 50.76% to date this season, more than the Florida Atlantic Owls shooters have managed so far (40.33% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jesse Hill scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 75-61 to Central Florida at CFE Federal Credit Union Arena on Saturday).

Eastern Kentucky was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Marshall and falling by a 96-72 score at Cam Henderson Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida Atlantic is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games
  • Florida Atlantic is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida Atlantic is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at Tennessee, Wednesday, December 16th
Eastern Kentucky at East Tennessee State, Friday, December 18th