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Redhawks open as college hoops underdog vs Colonels

SE Missouri State RedhawksEastern Kentucky Colonels
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD9-7

A key college battle sees the visiting Redhawks travelling to Eastern Kentucky Saturday to take on the Colonels on Saturday.

This season, the Colonels are 9-7 overall and 7-3 ATS ATS, while the Redhawks are 8-7 and 6-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Eastern Kentucky boasts a 4-5 on the OU, and SE Missouri State is 8-3.

View SE Missouri State vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Colonels as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 304-rated SE Missouri State taking on the No. 238-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-67 win for the Colonels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 233 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Redhawks defense that sits as the No. 266 at 70.9 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 43.9% from the field, less than the Redhawks have managed so far this season (48.8% on average).

Defensively, SE Missouri State features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.4 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for SE Missouri State, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Nick Niemczyk scored 16 points leading the Redhawks to a 73-71 victory over Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena on Thursday.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, a 76-67 result against Murray State on January 4. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky suffered a 76-67 loss against Murray State on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Jaron Jones in a losing effort at CFSB Center.

SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-2
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Austin Peay are 4-6
After playing Murray State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Redhawks at Colonels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SE Missouri State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
SE Missouri State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
SE Missouri State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing SE Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State

Next up:
SE Missouri State home to SIU Edwardsville, Thursday, January 12
Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 12

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