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Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee State Tigers Betting Preview

Tennessee State TigersEastern Kentucky Colonels
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds


The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will hit the floor running against the visiting Tennessee State Tigers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Colonels are 8-6 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Kentucky go 2-5 and the Tigers go 5-4 on the totals.

View Tennessee State vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonels - Tigers odds would favor the Colonels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Kentucky is rated No. 208 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tennessee State is at No. 265. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-66 win for the Colonels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 240 nationally ranked offense (64.9 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 201 at 68.1 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee State was an 83-67 winner at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 12–point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 17 points from Robert Covington as Tennessee State ran past Tennessee-Martin 83-67 on Thursday at Gentry Complex.

Eastern Kentucky was a 67-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Austin Peay. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Eastern Kentucky earned a 67-65 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday, getting 19 points from Jaron Jones at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-7
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 5-5
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-3
Before playing Murray State are 7-3
After playing Austin Peay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Colonels trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tennessee State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Eastern Kentucky's last 11 games when playing Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, January 5
Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, Wednesday, January 4