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Eastern Kentucky favored by -3 against Florida International on Friday

Florida International Golden PanthersEastern Kentucky Colonels
18-14November 08, 2013, 05:00 | KSU Convocation Center25-10

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Golden Panthers of Florida International hit the hard court against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky.

This season, the Colonels are 25-10 overall and 14-11-1 ATS ATS, while the Golden Panthers are 18-14 and 15-9-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Eastern Kentucky boasts a 13-11-1 on the OU, and Florida International is 9-15.

View Florida International Golden Panthers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Eastern Kentucky sat as -3-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Colonels and the No. 49-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 65-63 loser as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Golden Panthers endured a 65-63 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Monday, despite a 15-point effort from Cameron Bell at Summit Arena.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, an 86-72 result against Evansville on March 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky suffered an 86-72 loss against Evansville on Saturday, getting 18 points from Glenn Cosey in a losing effort at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Eastern Kentucky's No. 245-rated squad against Florida International's No. 186-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Eastern Kentucky rates No. 3 in the country with 8.77 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 67 nationally with 7 per match.

A few Golden Panthers at Colonels trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International's last 6 games on the road
Florida International is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Florida International is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games

Next up:
Florida International home to Youngstown State, Saturday, November 9th
Eastern Kentucky at Kennesaw State, Saturday, November 9th