Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-15) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-21)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will travel to play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in an OVC game on Thursday.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 8-21 (4-10) and are coming off of a loss to Tennessee State by a score of 61-46. Jacksonville State has lost 6 games in a row and is currently last in the OVC East standings. Jacksonville State is averaging 68.1 points per game while giving up 71.6 points per game. Jacksonville State is also averaging 32.2 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Jacksonville State will be without their top two leading scorers for this game. JaQuail Townser is averaging 9.3 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for Jacksonville State. Jared Hamilton is averaging 9.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Gamecocks. Jacksonville State is shooting 73.8% on free throws, 34.3% on three-pointers, and 40.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 14-15 (5-9) and are coming off of a loss to Belmont by a score of 86-78. Eastern Kentucky has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 5th in the OVC East standings. Eastern Kentucky defeated Jacksonville State by a score of 91-88 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Eastern Kentucky is averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 79.6 points per game. Eastern Kentucky is also averaging 31.6 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 18.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for Eastern Kentucky. JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 17.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Colonels. Eastern Kentucky is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 39.2% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Kentucky is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games. Eastern Kentucky is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Eastern Kentucky’s last 7 games. Jacksonville State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Jacksonville State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 5-1 in Jacksonville State’s last 6 games. The road team is 9-2 ATS in these two teams last 11 meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game struggling, but Jacksonville State will be at home for this game. Jacksonville State is missing their top two leading scorers, which will make it very difficult for the Gamecocks. I like Eastern Kentucky here.