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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Eastern Kentucky Colonels in Battle with Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will hit the floor running against the away Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 1-10 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 3-7-1 ATS. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars are 8-3 on betting the total; Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 4-6-1.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels sit at No. 334 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars sit at No. 330 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 201 nationally ranked offense (71.53 points per game) against a Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars defense that sits as the No. 254 at 83.54 PPG. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have been averaging 42.49% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (40.4% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Murray State and falling by a 87-63 score at CFSB Center.

Nick Mayo went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Tennessee Tech handed Eastern Kentucky a 77-69 defeat at Eblen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 2-19 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 7 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Illinois-Edw

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Morehead State, Saturday, January 6th
Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 6th