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NCAA Basketball Odds: Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Eastern Kentucky and Southern Utah on Saturday, with the host Colonels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 5-1 overall and 1-1 ATS, while the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are 0-4 and 1-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Eastern Kentucky boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Southern Utah is 2-2.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels rated this week at No. 153 and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds sitting at No. 288.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Kentucky has the nation's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 93 PPG. The visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds defense ranks No. 241 allowing on average 82 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 54.08% so far, more than the Eastern Kentucky Thunderbirds marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Southern Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Southern Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Southern Utah is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Utah home to Laverne, Thursday, December 3rd
Eastern Kentucky at Western Kentucky, Tuesday, December 1st