Eastern Kentucky vs. Idaho State - 11/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (0-3) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (1-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -2.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Idaho State Bengals face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 1-3 this season and they have lost their last 3 games. EKU is averaging 75.2 points per game and they are shooting 36.7 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from beyond the 3-point line while defensively they are allowing 85 points and their opponents are shooting 48 percent. Nick Mayo leads the Colonels averaging 19.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Asante Gist is averaging 15 points for EKU, Jaylen Babb-Harrison is averaging 11.8 points, and Isaac McGlone is averaging 9 points. Eastern Kentucky is coming off of a 71-90 loss to Texas Tech where they covered the point spread.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 0-3 this season with all of their games thus far being played away from home. Idaho State is averaging 64.7 points per game and they are shooting 39.2 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 82.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.1 percent. Ethan Telfair leads the Bengals averaging 21.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists. Geno Luzcando is averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds for Idaho State, Novak Topalovic is averaging 10.3 points and 10.3 rebounds, and Balint Moscan is averaging 5.3 points. Idaho State looks like they will be fighting an uphill battle most of the season.
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 neutral site games, 3-7 against the spread following a loss, and 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games. Idaho State is 6-1 against the spread in their last 9 non-conference games, 13-2-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 neutral site games.
This is a game between teams that might not win a lot of games this year but Idaho State has played the tougher opponents and maybe that gives them an edge here? I don’t love this one but will take Idaho State but it is a lean at very best.