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Manhattan Jaspers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels College Basketball Betting Preview

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Manhattan Jaspers taking on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels were listed as -6-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.

Manhattan Jaspers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels currently sport a 8-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3-1 ATS. The Manhattan Jaspers are 3-7 and 3-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eastern Kentucky Colonels produce a 4-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Manhattan Jaspers have gone 4-4 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 239-rated Manhattan Jaspers taking on the No. 285-rated Eastern Kentucky Colonels in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Kentucky has the nation's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 83.79 PPG. The visiting Manhattan Jaspers defense ranks No. 221 allowing on average 77.4 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 50.25% so far, more than the Eastern Kentucky Jaspers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.46% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rich Williams scored 23 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, leading Manhattan over Morgan State, 78-66, on Sunday at Hill Field House.

Eastern Kentucky was run off the court by the Mountaineers on Monday as West Virginia routed them 84-59 at WVU Colliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Manhattan is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Manhattan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Manhattan home to Fairfield, Saturday, January 2nd
Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, Saturday, January 2nd