Eastern Kentucky vs. Belmont - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Kentucky vs. Belmont - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Belmont Bruins (21-7) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (13-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McBrayer Arena)

The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +9.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5

TV: ESPN+

The Belmont Bruins and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena.

The Belmont Bruins look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 81.1 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Adam Kunkel is averaging 17 points and 2.8 rebounds while Nick Muszynski is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Tyler Scanlon is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Murphy is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have won three straight road games.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for a statement win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 73.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Ty Taylor II is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 assists. Tre King is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Hicks is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have won five straight home games.

The road team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Belmont Bruins won the first meeting by 31 points, have proven they can win on the road and enter this contest winning their last five games by an average of 13.6 points and shooting 49.8 percent from the field. With that said, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are playing much improved basketball as of late, and they're 8-2 ATS at home where they win by an average of 15 points and shoot 45.3 percent from the field. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels should be up for this game given how the first contest played out. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Eastern Kentucky Colonels +9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.