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Governors open as college hoops underdog vs Colonels

Austin Peay GovernorsEastern Kentucky Colonels
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Austin Peay Governors vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

3-10TEAM RECORD7-6

The Colonels will be trying to slam the Austin Peay Governors on Thursday when the teams tip off at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in college betting action.

The Governors will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 3-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonels are 4-3 ATS. Austin Peay is 6-3 against the total, while Eastern Kentucky is 2-4 versus the number.

View Austin Peay vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Colonels in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 303-rated Austin Peay taking on the No. 208-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-61 win for the Colonels on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 240-ranked offense, averaging 64.7 PPG, against a Governors defense that ranks No. 312 at 75.4 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.4 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Belmont on December 21. The Governors got 20 points from TyShwan Edmondson, but it was Belmont that prevailed in a 77-67 final on Wednesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, a 71-57 result against Arkansas on December 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. Jaron Jones scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 71-57 to Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday).

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

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee State are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Governors at Colonels trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Austin Peay is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Kentucky is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing Austin Peay
Eastern Kentucky is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Austin Peay

Next up:
Austin Peay at Morehead State, Saturday, December 31
Eastern Kentucky home to Tennessee State, Saturday, December 31

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