The North Alabama Lions and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet in college basketball action from the McBrayer Court on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Eastern Kentucky is listed as a 7.5-point home favorite with a total of 151.5 points set for this game.
For North Alabama, KJ Johnson is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury while Eastern Kentucky comes into this game with a clean injury report.
North Alabama won the last meeting between these two teams and the lone meeting this season by a final score of 98-93 in OT.
North Alabama is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record. Eastern Kentucky is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 5-1 int heir last 6 Tuesday games.
I’m backing North Alabama here. It is important to remember that these conference tournament games are at campus sites, so the Colonels do hold a home court edge here, but that edge didn’t matter when North Alabama went in and got the OT win a couple of weeks ago and gave EKU just their second home loss of the entire year. I think Eastern Kentucky likely gets revenge in this game, but I think that it’s a lot closer than this line indicates. Give me the Lions and the points here.