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NCAA hoops odds preview - Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee Tech

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Feb 15, 8:00 PM | Eblen Center

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD16-11

Tennessee Tech will look to improve on its 16-11 record on Wednesday when they host Eastern Kentucky in NCAAB odds action at Eblen Center.

Tennessee Tech battles the Colonels, currently sitting with a 14-13 mark (10-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-10 for the Golden Eagles and 9-9 for the Colonels.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Golden Eagles as 9.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 236 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 240 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-69 victory for the Golden Eagles.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Colonels rank No. 337 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.1 per game. That compares with Tennessee Tech’s No. 193 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Tennessee Tech is college basketball's No. 270-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Colonels rate No. 84 with 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 62 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, a 58-45 result against Morehead State on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Colonels got 20 points from Jaron Jones, but it was Morehead State that prevailed in a 58-45 final on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Tennessee Tech was a 68-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Jud Dillard scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 68-53 to Tennessee State at Gentry Complex on Saturday).

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 1-1
After playing Morehead State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Tennessee State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Colonels at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Eastern Kentucky is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tennessee Tech's last 9 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, February 18
Tennessee Tech at Coastal Carolina, Saturday, February 18