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Belmont Bruins visit Eastern Kentucky Colonels in college basketball clash

Belmont BruinsEastern Kentucky Colonels
12-6January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena11-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Belmont Bruins travelling to Eastern Kentucky Thursday to take on the Colonels.

The Colonels are 11-6 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs. the number. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 12-6 and 6-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Kentucky go 4-6 and the Bruins go 7-6 on the totals.

View Belmont Bruins vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Colonels as 0-point on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colonels at No. 134 and the Bruins at No. 241 heading into this contest.

Belmont was an 87-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. Belmont got 22 points from Craig Bradshaw en route to an 87-72 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, a 76-65 result against Morehead State on January 11. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Colonels grabbed a 76-65 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Corey Walden at Ellis Johnson Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bruins is ranked No. 248 in NCAA hoops at 30.56 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 253 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Kentucky is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.35 per game, while Belmont rates No. 7 at 9 per game.

A few Bruins at Colonels trends to consider:
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Belmont at Tennessee State, Saturday, January 18th
Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 18th