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Eastern Kentucky vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (4-9) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)

The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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Thursday night college basketball action features the Eastern Kentucky Colonels hosting the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars.

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars are two games in to their conference schedule and need an immediate momentum boost as they fell to 0-2 in the Ohio Valley after an 87-63 loss at the Murray State Racers as a 17.5 point underdog. SIU-Edwardsville could not stay competitive with a 56%-34.5% difference in marksmanship.

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Daniel Kinchen was the top offensive weapon for the Cougars with 13 points and three assists on 3-7 from the floor with three makes from long range. Brandon Jackson gave SIU-Edwardsville 12 points and six rebounds on 5-7 shooting while Jalen Henry added ten points, five boards and two blocks on 2-12 from the field.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are at the point where they save their season or hope to make a run in the conference playoffs. Eastern Kentucky dropped to 0-2 in the Ohio Valley following a 77-69 defeat at the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles as an 8.5 point underdog where the team was outshot 44.4%-40.3% and faced a 21-7 deficit at the line. 

The Colonels leaned heavily on the production of Nick Mayo and he responded with 26 points and seven boards on 12-23 from the floor. Easter Kentucky saw the twosome of Dedric Boyd and DeAndre Dishman score 12 points each and combine for 17 rebounds while Dujuanta Weaver chipped in with eight points and eight assists.

SIUE are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and over is 9-2 in SIUE last 11 road games and over is 6-2 in SIUE last 8 overall. Under is 10-2 in Eastern Kentucky last 12 Thursday games and under is 9-2 in Eastern Kentucky last 11 home games and Eastern Kentucky are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Eastern Kentucky will not win too many games so I expect them to go all out here and get one they have to have…

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