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SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to cover the spread at Municipal Auditorium on Thursday when they get a visit from the SE Missouri State Redhawks in NCAA basketball action.
It's a game in the Ohio Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Municipal Auditorium).
The Colonels are 23-8 so far on the season, and 12-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Redhawks, meanwhile, are 17-15 and 11-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Kentucky go 10-10-1 and the Redhawks go 14-6 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonels - Redhawks odds would favor the Redhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 144 in the current Odds Shark poll, while SE Missouri State is at No. 92. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-74 win for the Colonels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Redhawks is ranked No. 72 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 346 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Kentucky is the No. 10-ranked team in the country at 8.7 per game, while SE Missouri State rates No. 37 at 7.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SE Missouri State owns the country's No. 239-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Eastern Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 37 in scoring at home.
SE Missouri State won its last outing, a 78-68 result against Eastern Illinois on March 6. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. SE Missouri State got 24 points from Tyler Stone en route to a 78-68 victory over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium.
Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were an 85-81 loser as they battled Tennessee State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky got 24 points from Mike DiNunno but lost anyway, 85-81, to Tennessee State on Saturday at Gentry Complex.