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Belmont Bruins host Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball action

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsBelmont Bruins
Jan 17, 8:00 PM | Curb Event Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Belmont Bruins Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Belmont vs Eastern Kentucky battle Thursday at Curb Event Center as the Bruins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Belmont will face the 14-3 Colonels, who own a 4-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bruins are 6-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonels are 2-5-1 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Belmont Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Colonels were listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 212 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-77 victory for the Bruins.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Belmont has the nation's No. 33-rated offensive output, at 76.9 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 105 allowing on average 63.3 PPG. The Bruins FG% has averaged 48.6% so far, more than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 59-52 winner as they battled Morehead State at home. They earned a push in the match as a 7-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky earned a 59-52 victory over Morehead State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Mike DiNunno at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

In their last action, Belmont was a 90-53 winner at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 25.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up a 90-53 score at Curb Event Center.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Jacksonville State are 8-2
After playing Morehead State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee State are 4-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Colonels at Bruins trends to consider:
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Belmont is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 19
Belmont home to Tennessee State, Saturday, January 19