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NCAA hoops odds preview - Eastern Kentucky vs. Liberty

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsLiberty Flames
Nov 18, 7:00 PM | Vines Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Liberty Flames Odds

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The Liberty Flames will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Vines Center on Friday in NCAAB play.

Liberty will face the 1-2 Colonels, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Flames are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonels are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Liberty Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 84 (Flames) and the No. 267 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-60 result in favor of the Flames has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Colonels is ranked No. 337 in NCAA hoops at 26 per game. Contrast that with Liberty’s No. 207 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Liberty is the No. 250-ranked team in the country at 4.7 per game, while Eastern Kentucky rates No. 81 at 7.7 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 206-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Liberty, meanwhile, comes in at No. 94 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky was a 78-50 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Presbyterian. Eastern Kentucky was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Presbyterian and falling by a 78-50 score at Furman Pinson Arena.

Liberty was a 75-72 winner in its last match on the road against William & Mary. Liberty earned a 75-72 victory over William & Mary on Monday, getting 20 points from David Minaya at Kaplan Arena.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Presbyterian are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Colonels at Flames trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at William & Mary, Saturday, November 19
Liberty home to Lehigh, Saturday, November 19

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