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Eastern Kentucky vs Bellarmine Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Colonels vs Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Bellarmine Knights
- Where: Louisville at Freedom Hall
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky -2, EKENT -137 | BELLA +111 O/U 137.5
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 13-8. So far, the Colonels have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. This season, Eastern Kentucky has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1. For today’s contest, Eastern Kentucky has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Eastern Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Devontae Blanton, who is averaging 15.62 points per contest. So far, Blanton has accounted for 19.61% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.52 rebounds per game and 2.81 assists. Michael Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Colonels, averaging 12.38 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 35.2% of the team’s scoring.
Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Bellarmine, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 21 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.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Eastern Kentucky, the Bellarmine Knights will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 9-12. So far this season, Bellarmine has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-4. For the season, Bellarmine has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 5-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Knights being +2 point underdogs.
Bellarmine’s leading scorer this season is Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 12.14 points per contest. So far, Tipton has accounted for 18.59% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.52 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists. Ben Johnson is the second leading scorer for the Knights, averaging 9.85 points per game. Between him and Johnson, they are accounting for 33.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Bellarmine this season, as they are currently ranked 235th in college basketball at 70.1 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 Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.0%, placing them 243rd in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -2
If you are eying this matchup between Bellarmine Knights and Eastern Kentucky Colonels as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Eastern Kentucky to cover the spread as -2 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Eastern Kentucky shooting well enough to keep the Knights at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Colonels’ to win the game and cover the spread.