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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles host Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Feb 28, 8:30 PM | Eblen Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds

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The visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Eblen Center against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

Tennessee Tech battles the Colonels, currently sitting with a 22-7 mark (11-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11 for the Golden Eagles and 9-9-1 for the Colonels.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tennessee Tech opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Eagles at No. 252 and the Colonels at No. 144 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-65 result in favor of the Colonels.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee Tech's No. 229-rated squad against Eastern Kentucky's No. 345-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee Tech rates No. 170 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 nationally with 8.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 137-rated mark, allowing 67.7 points per game on the highway. Tennessee Tech, on the other hand, rates No. 214 in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, an 82-60 result against Valparaiso on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Valparaiso and falling by an 82-60 score at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Tennessee Tech was a 68-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMKC. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee Tech got 20 points from Jud Dillard en route to a 68-62 victory over UMKC on Saturday at Eblen Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee State are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Morehead State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Colonels at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee Tech is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State, Saturday, March 2
Tennessee Tech home to Morehead State, Saturday, March 2