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Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
6-2December 05, 2013, 07:00 | Siegel Center6-2

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky hit the hard court against the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth.

The Colonels will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rams are 3-4 ATS. Eastern Kentucky is 0-3 against the total, while Virginia Commonwealth is 1-5 versus the number.

View Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Virginia Commonwealth opened as -16-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game puts the Rams, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 53 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 75-56 loser as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Colonels endured a 75-56 loss at the hands of the Wolfpack on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Glenn Cosey at PNC Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth was an 81-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Belmont. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Juvonte Reddic scored 18 points leading the Rams to an 81-68 victory over Belmont at Curb Event Center on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Commonwealth's No. 77 nationally ranked offense (78.38 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 36 at 63.38 PPG. The Rams have been averaging 44.15% from the field, less than the Colonels have managed so far this season (45.66% on average).

A few Colonels at Rams trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Longwood, Saturday, December 7th
Virginia Commonwealth at Old Dominion, Sunday, December 8th