Tennessee State Tigers face Eastern Kentucky Colonels: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Tennessee State Tigers Eastern Kentucky Colonels
5-24 March 01, 2014, 07:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena 20-9



The Eastern Kentucky Colonels hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Tennessee State Tigers pay a visit to Paul S. McBrayer Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Eastern Kentucky battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 5-24 mark (14-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-12 for the Colonels and 11-11-1 for the Tigers.

View Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Eastern Kentucky in this one found them as -14.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Colonels - Tigers odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee State is at No. 218.

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Tennessee State was a 70-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Morehead State. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers used a 38-point performance from Patrick Miller to help Tennessee State smack Morehead State 70-68 on Thursday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 74-67 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky got 20 points from Tarius Johnson en route to a 74-67 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Kentucky has the nation's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 78.93 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 230 allowing on average 75.69 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 48.68% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.77% per game.

A few Tigers at Colonels trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Tennessee State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games
Tennessee State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Eastern Kentucky is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Eastern Kentucky is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
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