Eastern Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic - 12/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Atlantic Owls (2-6) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (7-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Tuesday night at the McBrayer Arena.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look for their second road win to dig out of an early 2-6 hole. The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 60.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. C.J. Turman is averaging 11.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Adonis Filer is averaging 10.5 points and 1.6 assists. Marquan Botley is dishing three assists and Jackson Trapp is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. Florida Atlantic is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have lost 12 of their last 13 road games.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for a feel good victory after losing three of their last four games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 85.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 84.4 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 19 points and 8.2 rebounds while JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 17.6 points and 2.8 assists. Nick Mayo is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Jackson is dishing 4.6 assists. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. Eastern Kentucky is allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
The Owls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Colonels are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Florida Atlantic can't win on the road to save its life and is struggling big time on the offensive end. Eastern Kentucky is tough at home and is more than capable of shooting lights out from just about anywhere on the floor. I'll side with the Colonels by double digits.