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College Basketball Matchup - Eastern Kentucky Colonels SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsEastern Kentucky Colonels
Feb 23, 7:30 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

8-16TEAM RECORD15-14

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Cougars at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in NCAAB action.

The Colonels currently sports a 15-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-9 ATS. The Cougars are 8-16 and 11-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Colonels produce a 11-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 11-9 against the number.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cougars listed as 9.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 316-rated SIU Edwardsville taking on the No. 247-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-61 win for the Colonels on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 214-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 285 at 71.7 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 283-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.6 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 209 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 64-62 winner at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Mark Yelovich scored 22 points leading the Cougars to a 64-62 victory over Northern Illinois at Vadalabene Center on Saturday.

Eastern Kentucky won its last outing, a 78-69 result against IUPU Fort Wayne on February 18. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky earned a 78-69 victory over IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jaron Jones at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-3
Before playing Morehead State are 0-3
After a win are 2-8

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 5-5
After playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Cougars at Colonels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 5 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Morehead State, Saturday, February 25
Eastern Kentucky home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 25