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NCAAB Game Preview - Skyhawks underdogs vs Colonels at Eastern Kentucky

Tennessee-Martin SkyhawksEastern Kentucky Colonels
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds


The Colonels will try to cover the spread at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in college basketball action.

The Skyhawks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonels are 8-5 ATS. Tennessee-Martin is 5-9 on the totals; Eastern Kentucky is 5-7.

View Tennessee-Martin vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Colonels in this one, they're listed as 12-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 220-ranked Colonels and the No. 336-rated Skyhawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-54 win for the Colonels on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 246 nationally ranked offense (64.7 points per game) against a Skyhawks defense that sits as the No. 302 at 73.9 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Skyhawks have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee-Martin owns the country's No. 220-rated mark, allowing 72.7 points per game on the highway. Eastern Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 189 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tennessee-Martin, they were a 68-55 loser as they battled Eastern Illinois on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Tennessee-Martin suffered a 68-55 loss against Eastern Illinois on Thursday, getting 18 points from Myles Taylor in a losing effort at Lantz Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 57-54 loser on the road against Morehead State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Colonels endured a 57-54 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Jaron Jones at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Morehead State are 6-4
After playing Eastern Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Morehead State are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Skyhawks at Colonels trends to consider:
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee-Martin
Eastern Kentucky is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Kentucky's last 9 games

Next up:
Tennessee-Martin at Morehead State, Saturday, January 21
Eastern Kentucky at Longwood, Sunday, January 22