Check out our free Eastern Kentucky vs Austin Peay pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Clarksville. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Eastern Kentucky vs Austin Peay Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Colonels vs Governors Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Austin Peay Governors
- Where: Clarksville at Winfield Dunn Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky -2.5, EKENT -147 | AUSP +120 O/U 142.5
Eastern Kentucky heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-8. On the road, the Colonels will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. This season, Eastern Kentucky has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1. For today’s contest, Eastern Kentucky has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Eastern Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Devontae Blanton, who is averaging 15.4 points per contest. So far, Blanton has accounted for 19.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.3 rebounds per game and 2.75 assists. Michael Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Colonels, averaging 12.85 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 35.3% of the team’s scoring.
Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Austin Peay, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 41.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 234th in possessions per game.
The Austin Peay Governors head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 8-12. Currently, the Governors have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. So far, the Governors have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Austin Peay’s leading scorer this season is Sean Durugordon, who is averaging 12.85 points per contest. So far, Durugordon has accounted for 18.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.05 rebounds per game and 1.0 assists. Elijah Hutchins-Everett is the second leading scorer for the Governors, averaging 12.35 points per game. Between him and Hutchins-Everett, they are accounting for 36.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Austin Peay this season, as they are currently ranked 390th in college basketball at 64.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Governors’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 387th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Austin Peay Governors +2.5
Heading into this matchup between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Austin Peay Governors we have a strong lean on taking the points with Austin Peay at +2.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Austin Peay to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Austin Peay Governors at +2.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.