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Eastern Kentucky vs UNC Greensboro 12/22/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UNC Greensboro Spartans (6-6) vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-6)
December 22, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +1.5 / UNC Greensboro Spartans -1.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The UNC-Greensboro Spartans and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet in college basketball action from McBrayer Court on Thursday afternoon.

The UNC-Greensboro Spartans will look to build on their 120-38 win over subdivision Warren Wilson in their last game. Keondre Kennedy leads the Spartans in scoring and rebounding with 14.1 PPG and 7.3 RPG while Keyshaun Langley has 12.5 PPG with 2.8 APG and Mikeal Brown-Jones has 10.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for UNCG up to this point in the year. Kobe Langley has a team-high 3.9 APG as well to lead the Spartans in assists this season. As a team, UNC-Greensboro is averaging 70.8 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field, 33.1% from three and 73.1% from the foul line this season.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will look to build on a 67-65 win over Radford in their last game. Devontae Blanton leads the Colonels in scoring with 15.5 PPG and 2.7 APG as well as 6 RPG while Michael Moreno has 12.2 PPG with 6.2 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for EKU up to this point in the year. Isaiah Cozart has a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Colonels on the glass this season. As a team, Eastern Kentucky is averaging 82.1 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 37.4% from three and 61.9% from the foul line this season.

UNC-Greensboro is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record. Eastern Kentucky is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.

I get the case to be made on either side here, but I’m looking at the under here. These are two teams that have bloated offensive numbers from playing cupcake subdivision opponents, but when you get to the meat and potatoes of it, in the combined 19 games these two have played this season, they’re a combined 13-6 to the under. I’ll side with the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 134.5

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