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Jacksonville State Gamecocks Battle vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Jacksonville State Gamecocks try to run the Eastern Kentucky Colonels off the court at Pete Mathews Coliseum in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks were listed as -12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Jacksonville State Gamecocks battles the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, currently sitting with a 6-7 mark (3-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-2 for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and 4-4-1 for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks sit at No. 78 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eastern Kentucky Colonels sit at No. 327 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Eastern Kentucky is ranked No. 159 in NCAA basketball at 35.92 per game. Contrast that with Jacksonville State's No. 58 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Jacksonville State is the No. 198-ranked team in the country at 6.85 per game, while Eastern Kentucky rates No. 180 at 7.08 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonels were hammered by Marshall on Friday, losing by a 91-71 final at Cam Henderson Center in college basketball betting action.

The Gamecocks got 17 points from Malcolm Drumwright, but it was Chattanooga that prevailed in a 70-67 final on Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Jacksonville State
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State
  • Jacksonville State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • Jacksonville State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Jacksonville State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
  • Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, December 30th
Jacksonville State at Morehead State, Saturday, December 30th