Belmont Bruins vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (13-12) at Belmont Bruins (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Curb Event Center)
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will travel to play the Belmont Bruins in an OVC game on Saturday.
The Belmont Bruins are 17-7 (9-1) and are coming off of a win against Morehead State by a score of 73-67. Belmont has won 10 of their last 11 games and is currently 1st in the OVC standings. Belmont’s conference loss came against Tennessee Tech by 10 points. Belmont is averaging 82 points per game while giving up 76.3 points per game. Belmont is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Evan Bradds is averaging 18 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game for Belmont. Craig Bradshaw is averaging 15.7 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Bruins. Belmont is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 49.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 13-12 (4-6) and are coming off of a win against Tennessee State by a score of 97-81. Eastern Kentucky has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for last in the OVC East standings. Eastern Kentucky is averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 80.1 points per game. Eastern Kentucky is also averaging 31.6 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 19 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for Eastern Kentucky. JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 17.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky is shooting 72.8% on free throws, 39% on three-pointers, and 49.9% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in their last7 games. Eastern Kentucky is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 conference games. The under is 5-1 in Eastern Kentucky’s last 6 Saturday games. Belmont is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. Belmont is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Belmont’s last 6 games.
Belmont has been very impressive this season and should be able to get the easy win here. Eastern Kentucky hasn’t been playing good defense, which has resulted in them struggling. Belmont plays better defense and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. Belmont should enjoy a double-digit win here.