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Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (7-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (7-1)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)

The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Kentucky Wildcats square off Wednesday night at the Rupp Arena.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for their second road win to improve on their 7-2 start. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 89.1 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 19.7 points and 8.2 rebounds while JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 18.8 points and 2.6 assists. Nick Mayo is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Jackson is dishing five assists. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 44.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. Eastern Kentucky is making 10.1 threes per game and are forcing 16.4 turnovers. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have split their last 12 road games. 

Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kentucky Wildcats look to bounce back from an upset loss Thursday to UCLA. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 79.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 15.3 points and 2.8 assists while Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Tyler Ulis is dishing five assists and Alex Poythress is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. Kentucky is making just 4.4 threes per game but is allowing just 29.6 percent shooting from deep. The Kentucky Wildcats have not lost a home game since February of 2014.

The Colonels are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

Kentucky is extremely talented but it's going to take time before the Wildcats really start to click. That's why UK lost to UCLA on the road and has had trouble covering big numbers lately. Eastern Kentucky is a good basketball team that can really shoot the rock, especially from long range. Take the points. 

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels +22.5

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