Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles visit Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds
Paul S. McBrayer Arena will host Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Golden Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonels are 9-6-1 ATS. Tennessee Tech is 8-9 against the total, while Eastern Kentucky is 7-7-1 versus the number.
Bettors looking to side with Eastern Kentucky in this one found them as 14-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colonels at No. 134 and the Golden Eagles at No. 254 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-64 result in favor of the Colonels.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 57-ranked offense, averaging 73.1 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 190 at 67 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 55 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were a 78-64 winner as they battled Jacksonville State at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Tennessee Tech earned a 78-64 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jud Dillard at Eblen Center.
Eastern Kentucky was a 68-47 winner in its last match on the road against Morehead State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Colonels blew out Morehead State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 68-47 win at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Morehead State are 7-3
After playing Jacksonville State are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Jacksonville State are 7-3
After playing Morehead State are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Golden Eagles at Colonels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee Tech is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee Tech is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Tennessee Tech is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee Tech
Eastern Kentucky is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Eastern Kentucky's last 10 games when playing Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech at Morehead State, Saturday, February 16
Eastern Kentucky home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 16