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Jacksonville State Gamecocks host Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsJacksonville State Gamecocks
Dec 17, 8:00 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

6-5TEAM RECORD3-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky hit the hard court against the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State.

The Gamecocks currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-1 ATS. The Colonels are 6-5 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Gamecocks produce a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Colonels have gone 2-2 against the number.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 87 (Gamecocks) and the No. 240 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-62 result in favor of the Colonels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Jacksonville State's No. 301 nationally ranked offense (61.2 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 97 at 62.6 PPG. The Gamecocks have been averaging 40.1% from the field, less than the Colonels have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 77-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Jacksonville State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky was a 63-59 winner in its last match at home against Georgia Southern. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky earned a 63-59 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday, getting 20 points from Jaron Jones at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Jacksonville State was a 59-51 loser in its last match on the road against Tulane. They covered the 13.5–point spread as underdogs. Brian Williams scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Gamecocks to a win (they lost 59-51 to Tulane at Fogelman Arena on Sunday).

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Georgia Southern are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Reinhardt are 1-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few Colonels at Gamecocks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Eastern Kentucky is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Jacksonville State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Jacksonville State's last 11 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Jacksonville State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Arkansas, Tuesday, December 20
Jacksonville State home to Reinhardt, Monday, December 19

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