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College Basketball Matchup - Eastern Kentucky Colonels Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds Preview

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesEastern Kentucky Colonels
15-14February 27, 2014, 07:30 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena19-9

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to cover the spread at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in NCAA basketball action.

Eastern Kentucky will face the 15-14 Golden Eagles, who own a 11-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Colonels are 10-11 on the OU so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 10-11.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

Eastern Kentucky opened as -11-point favorites 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.

This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 267 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Tennessee Tech was a 69-57 winner at home against Jacksonville State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Tennessee Tech earned a 69-57 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Dennis Ogbe at Eblen Center.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 96-75 winner as they battled Austin Peay on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky cruised to victory on Saturday, running Austin Peay out of the gym and running up a 96-75 score at Winfield Dunn Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Eagles is ranked No. 92 in NCAA hoops at 36.14 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 254 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Kentucky is the No. 4-ranked team in the country at 9.32 per game, while Tennessee Tech rates No. 171 at 5.59 per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Colonels trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Tennessee Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tennessee Tech's last 10 games
Tennessee Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Kentucky's last 9 games
Eastern Kentucky is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee Tech at Morehead State, Saturday, March 1st
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State, Saturday, March 1st