Stetson Hatters (10-6) vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (11-7)
January 14, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -2.5 / Stetson Hatters +2.5; Over/Under: +146.5
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The Stetson Hatters and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena. The Stetson Hatters look for their 11th win. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for their 12th win.
The Stetson Hatters are averaging 76.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jalen Blackmon is averaging 12.5 points and 2.1 rebounds, while Luke Brown is averaging 11.9 points and 1.4 rebounds. Josh Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Wheza Panzo is dishing 1.1 assists. The Stetson Hatters are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Stetson Hatters are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 80.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Devontae Blanton is averaging 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Michael Moreno is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 assists. Cooper Robb is dishing 2.1 assists and Leland Walker is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Hatters are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Colonels are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Hatters last 7 overall. The under is 9-4 in Colonels last 13 overall.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but you can argue the Stetson Hatters are the better team, and they’re playing the better ball right now. Also, Eastern Kentucky actually loses by an average of 1.3 points as a favorite. Give me the road dog in a game the Hatters could win outright.