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Eastern Kentucky ColonelsTennessee State Tigers
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Gentry Complex

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD12-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Colonels travelling to Tennessee State Saturday to take on the Tigers on Saturday.

Tennessee State will face the 12-10 Colonels, who own a 8-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Colonels are 7-7 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 228-rated Eastern Kentucky taking on the No. 259-rated Tigers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-67 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tennessee State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 148 at 65.9 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 42.9% from the field, less than the Colonels have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Kentucky owns the country's No. 82-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. Tennessee State, on the other hand, rates No. 109 in scoring at home.

Eastern Kentucky lost its last outing, an 82-65 result against Tennessee Tech on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky suffered an 82-65 loss against Tennessee Tech on Thursday, getting 23 points from Jaron Jones in a losing effort at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Tennessee State was a 72-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 17 points from Patrick Miller as Tennessee State ran past Tennessee-Martin 72-59 on Thursday at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Colonels at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Tennessee State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tennessee State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, Thursday, February 2
Tennessee State home to Austin Peay, Monday, January 30