Eastern Kentucky vs. Austin Peay - 2/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Austin Peay Governors (7-20) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (16-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
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The Austin Peay Governors and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Monday at the McBrayer Arena.
The Austin Peay Governors look for a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. On the season, Austin Peay is averaging 64 points on 39.8 percent shooting and is allowing 73.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 13.1 points and 11 rebounds while Khalil Davis is averaging 10.3 points and 2.5 assists. Ed Dyson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Josh Robinson is shooting 37 percent from the field. The Austin Peay Governors have five players averaging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last seven games.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look to stay hot with wins in five of their last six games. On the season, EKU is averaging 69.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Eric Stutz is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists while Timmy Knipp is averaging 10.8 points and four rebounds. Ja'Mill Powell is grabbing two rebounds and Denzel Richardson is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have four players averaging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 77.4 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from deep. Defensively, EKU is allowing 39 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games. Corey Walden is questionable.
The Governors are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ohio Valley. The Colonels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ohio Valley. The Governors are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Eastern Kentucky and the favorite is 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Austin Peay is a flat out ess right now and hasn't been any better against the number. Eastern Kentucky has crushed OVC comp ATS lately and is by far the better team here. Look for a blowout.