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Belmont seeks Ohio Valley tourney title

The Belmont Bruins will be looking to wrap up an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title on Saturday as they take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the championship game.

Belmont and Eastern Kentucky split their matchups 1-1 SU during the regular season, with the Colonels winning both of those contests ATS. The OVER/UNDER was 1-1.

The Bruins bring a 24-8 record (14-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-9 Colonels, who are 13-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Belmont go 12-16 so far and the Colonels go 12-13.

View Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 26 and the Colonels at No. 32 heading into this contest.

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Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, an 86-83 result against Murray State on March 7. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky earned an 86-83 victory over Murray State on Friday, getting 24 points from Corey Walden at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Belmont's No. 15-ranked scoring average of 80.41 PPG, against a Colonels defense rated No. 148 and allowing 70.56 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 50.66% to date this season, more than the Colonels shooters have managed so far (48.95% per game).

 

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