Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Kentucky - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-8) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (9-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Eblen Center)
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
OVC college basketball action continues with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels facing the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be looking to rebound from a conference loss in their Ohio Valley opener by a 78-58 count to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Thursday as an 11.5 point underdog. Eastern Kentucky scored 14 points heading to the locker room with the offense getting outshot 40.3%-35.2% and outscore 23-12 at the foul line.
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The Colonels had limited options at the offensive end with Zach Charles topping the team with 13 points and six rebounds on 6-9 from floor. The duo of Nick Mayo and DeAndre Dishman gave Eastern Kentucky eleven points apiece with a combined nine rebounds on 8-15 shooting while Dillon Avare chipped in with nine points.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles began the season playing well before dropping four of five heading n to the OVC opener. Tennessee Tech shook off their recent struggles to squeeze out a 69-67 win versus the Morehead State Eagles as an eight point home favorite. The Golden Eagles held a 51.9%-39.7% edge in marksmanship but fell short at the line 16-8 to keep this close.
Curtis Phillips Jr. led a balanced Tennessee Tech offense with 17 points, ten rebounds and five assists on 8-16 from the floor followed by Mason Ramsey with 14 points on 5-8 accuracy before fouling out in 32 minutes. Kajon Mack gave the Golden Eagles 13 points, four yanks and six assists while Aleksa Jugovic added ten points and seven helpers.
Eastern Kentucky are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and under is 7-3 in Eastern Kentucky last 10 Saturday games and under is 27-13-1 in Eastern Kentucky last 41 vs. Ohio Valley. Over is 6-2-1 in Tennessee Tech last 9 Saturday games and under is 5-2-1 in Tennessee Tech last 8 overall and Tennessee Tech are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games. Eastern Kentucky are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Eastern Kentucky looks to be an average squad at best but I am struggling to give away the pints right now…