Western Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-1) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-3 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. WKU is averaging 81.5 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Justin Johnson leads the Hilltoppers averaging 16 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Nigel Snipes is averaging 14.8 points, Fredrick Edmond is averaging 14 points and 6.0 rebounds, and Aaron Cosby is averaging 9.8 points. All of WKU’s losses have been close and competitive.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 6-1 this season and hey have won their last five games in a row. EKU is averaging 93.7 points and they are shooting 54.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 81.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. Jarelle Reischel leads the Colonels averaging 19.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Javontae Hawkins is averaging 19.4 points, Nick Mayo is averaging 12.7 points, and Ja’Mill Powell and K.J. Bluford are averaging 6.6 points per game each. While EKU’s record is impressive it has come against soft competition.
Western Kentucky is 1-4 against the spread against the Ohio Valley Conference, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 15-6-1 against the spread following a loss. Eastern Kentucky is 3-1-1 against the spread against Conference USA, 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 1-7 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
Eastern Kentucky is going to put up the good fight here and win or lose they are going to go down swinging and I look for them to cover getting this generous number.