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Colonels open as college hoops underdog vs Badgers

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsWisconsin Badgers
7-3December 14, 2013, 01:00 | Kohl Center11-0

Eastern Kentucky pays a visit to Wisconsin on Saturday, hoping to send the Badgers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Kohl Center.

The Badgers sport a record of 11-0 and 6-4-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonels have 7-3 and 2-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Badgers and 0-4 for the Colonels.

View Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Eastern Kentucky before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Badgers and the No. 92-ranked Colonels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Eastern Kentucky was a 76-67 winner in its last match on the road against Longwood. Glenn Cosey scored 24 points leading the Colonels to a 76-67 victory over Longwood at Willet Hall on Saturday.

Wisconsin won its last outing, a 78-52 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on December 11. They covered in that game as a 17-point favorite. Wisconsin cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Wisc-Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 78-52 score at Kohl Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonels rank No. 247 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.5 per game. That compares with Wisconsin’s No. 191 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Wisconsin is college basketball's No. 24-ranked team at 8.45 per game, while the Colonels rate No. 8 with 9.5 per game.

A few Colonels at Badgers trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky home to North Carolina A&T, Wednesday, December 18th
Wisconsin at Prairie View A&M, Saturday, December 28th