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Winthrop Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Preview

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsWinthrop Eagles
Nov 12, 4:00 PM | Winthrop Coliseum

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Winthrop Eagles Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Winthrop Coliseum Saturday as host Winthrop looks to handle the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAAB action.

The Eagles bring a 0-0 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-1 Colonels, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Winthrop go 0-0 so far and the Colonels go 1-0.

View Eastern Kentucky vs Winthrop Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 89-ranked Eagles and the No. 267-rated Colonels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 36-26 win for the Eagles on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winthrop's No. 234 nationally ranked offense (0 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 292 at 76 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 0% from the field, less than the Colonels have managed so far this season (40% on average).

Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 76-66 loser as they battled Mississippi State on the road. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. The Colonels endured a 76-66 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Monday, despite a 13-point effort from Joshua Jones at Humphrey Coliseum.

Winthrop lost its last outing, a 78-73 result against VMI on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Charles Corbin scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 78-73 to VMI at Cameron Hall on Tuesday).

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Presbyterian are 1-0
After playing Mississippi State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Colonels at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky at Presbyterian, Monday, November 14
Winthrop at Virginia, Tuesday, November 15