Eastern Kentucky Colonels (4-4) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (7-1)
December 7, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -25.5 / Eastern Kentucky Colonels +25.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Tennessee Volunteers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Thompson-Boling Arena. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look to get above a .500 record. The Tennessee Volunteers look for their eighth win.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 83.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Devontae Blanton is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Michael Moreno is averaging 11 points and 2.3 assists. Cooper Robb is dishing 2.1 assists and Isaiah Cozart is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.
The Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 75 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 51.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Santiago Vescovi is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds, while Julian Phillips is averaging 11.8 points and 2.1 assists. Olivier Nkamhoua is the third double-digit scorer and Tyreke Key is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Tennessee Volunteers are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Volunteers are allowing 22.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Colonels are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 road games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Volunteers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Colonels last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Volunteers last 4 Wednesday games.
The Tennessee Volunteers have Maryland on deck, so this is a look ahead spot, but that’s the only reason to fade them here. Tennessee is comfortably the better team, and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels have had their struggles with a schedule that hasn’t been all that difficult. Eastern Kentucky doesn’t have a lot of guys who can create their own shot. Give me the Vols in a blowout victory.