NCAA hoops odds preview - Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds
Gentry Complex will host Tennessee State Tigers vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Tigers sport records of 16-13 and 13-11-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonels have 23-7 and 12-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-4 for the Tigers and 9-10-1 for the Colonels.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 74-ranked Tigers and the No. 144-rated Colonels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-71 win for the Colonels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee State's No. 104-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 114 at 64 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 69-54 winner as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Colonels grabbed a 69-54 win over the Golden Eagles on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Corey Walden at Eblen Center.
Tennessee State was a 101-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Tennessee State was scored on early and very often on Thursday, falling behind early and watching the score soar past the century mark in a 101-100 loss to Morehead State.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
After playing Morehead State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Colonels at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tennessee State's last 12 games
Tennessee State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky