North Carolina Central Eagles host Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds
The North Carolina Central Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
North Carolina Central battles the Colonels, currently sitting with a 7-0 mark (0-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Eagles and 0-1 for the Colonels.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 57 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonels sit at No. 266 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Colonels will win this game 83-78.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina Central has the nation's No. 163-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 101 allowing on average 62.3 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.1% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. North Carolina Central, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 72-70 winner at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky got 15 points from Glenn Cosey en route to a 72-70 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
North Carolina Central was a 66-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina A&T. North Carolina Central got 24 points from Stanton Kidd en route to a 66-62 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday at Corbett Center.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chattanooga are 1-0
After playing Western Carolina are 0-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Colonels at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky home to Chattanooga, Saturday, December 8
North Carolina Central at Drake, Wednesday, December 19