The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Liberty Flames meet Thursday in the college basketball ASUN Tournament at the Liberty Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Preview
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 77.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Devontae Blanton is averaging 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Michael Moreno is averaging 11.6 points and 2.1 assists. Isaiah Mozart is dishing 0.3 assists and Leland Walker is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game.
The Liberty Flames Betting Preview
The Liberty Flames are averaging 75.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 41 percent shooting. Darius McGhee is averaging 22.5 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Kyle Rode is averaging 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shiloh Robinson is dishing 0.9 assists and Brody Peebles is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Liberty Flames are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty Flames are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
Eastern Kentucky vs Liberty Trends
The Colonels are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Flames are 15-2 ATS in their last 17 home games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Colonels last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Liberty Flames are not only playing the better ball right now, but they've been a buzz saw at home, where they win by an average of 25.1 points and shoot 50.4 percent from the field. Liberty is also 13-2 ATS at home. It's hard to go against that level of dominance. Give me Liberty and the chalk.