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Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Jacksonville State GamecocksEastern Kentucky Colonels
9-12January 18, 2014, 07:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena12-6

Eastern Kentucky looks to cover the Colonels-Gamecocks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-6 mark when they host Jacksonville State in college basketball wagering action.

The Colonels bring a 12-6 record (6-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-12 Gamecocks, who are 6-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Kentucky go 4-7 so far and the Gamecocks go 3-11-1.

View Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Gamecocks were listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 277-rated Jacksonville State taking on the No. 134-rated Colonels in this contest.

Jacksonville State won its last outing, a 70-64 result against Tennessee State on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. D.J. Felder scored 17 points leading the Gamecocks to a 70-64 victory over Tennessee State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Thursday.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 74-63 winner at home against Belmont. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Corey Walden scored 18 points leading the Colonels to a 74-63 victory over Belmont at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Kentucky's No. 42-ranked scoring average of 78.39 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense rated No. 134 and allowing 69.52 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 48.14% to date this season, more than the Gamecocks shooters have managed so far (42.78% per game).

A few Gamecocks at Colonels trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 6 games
Jacksonville State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Eastern Kentucky is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville State

Next up:
Jacksonville State at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 23rd
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State, Thursday, January 23rd