Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/26/23

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Bellarmine Knights meet in college basketball action from the Freedom Hall on Thursday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Eastern Kentucky comes into this game as a 1.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -125. The total for this game is set at 136.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Eastern Kentucky’s 72-58 win over Bellarmine back on February 26th, 2022, made it back-to-back home wins in the two all-time meetings between Bellarmine and Eastern Kentucky.


Eastern Kentucky is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Bellarmine is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m backing Eastern Kentucky here. It’s worth a look at Bellarmine given that the home team has won both meetings in this brief head-to-head matchup, but this season, we’ve really seen Bellarmine struggle to take the step up against the better teams in the ASUN like Liberty and Stetson. Eastern Kentucky’s had a lot more success in that regard and I think the Colonels get the job done on the road here. Give me Eastern Kentucky in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Eastern Kentucky -1.5