Austin Peay vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (9-6) at Austin Peay Governors (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Winfield Dunn Center)
The Line: Austin Peay Governors -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: APSU Broadcasting
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Austin Peay Governors meet Saturday night at the Dave Aaron Arena.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels could use a nice road win after losing five of their last eight games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 83.3 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Jarelle Reischel is averaging 20.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while JaVontae Hawkins is averaging 17.5 points and 2.6 assists. Nick Mayo is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Jackson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. Eastern Kentucky is allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Austin Peay Governors look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 75.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Chris Horton is averaging 18.2 points and 12.6 rebounds while Josh Robinson is averaging 14.9 points and 2.2 assists. Khalil Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny Jones is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. Austin Peay is allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have won five of their last seven home games.
The Colonels are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Governors are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 home games and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win. The favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Eastern Kentucky is battle tested and is a great offensive team that can push Austin Peay to the limit. I see this being a game the Colonels can win, so I'll take the free bucket.