The North Alabama Lions and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena. The North Alabama Lions look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels need a win after losing five of their last six games.
The North Alabama Lions are averaging 69.5 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Daniel Ortiz is averaging 12 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Jamari Blackmon is averaging 10 points and 2.4 assists. Payton Youngblood is gabbing 3.6 rebounds and CJ Brim is dishing 2.8 assists. The North Alabama Lions are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The North Alabama Lions are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 80.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 11.5 points and 1.7 rebounds, while Michael Moreno is averaging 10.8 points and 1.8 assists. Cooper Robb is the third double-digit scorer and Devontae Blanton is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Colonels are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 Wednesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Lions last 8 overall. The over is 4-1 in Colonels last 5 overall.
Neither of these teams are playing well, and I'm not looking to get behind either side. However, the North Alabama Lions are far more likely to continue to struggle, considering they lose on the road by an average of 7.2 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are at their best at home, where they win by an average of 14.6 points. I'll bet that Eastern Kentucky gets its act together here.