Austin Peay vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels (7-6) at Austin Peay Governors (8-5)

The Line: Austin Peay Governors -10 -- Over/Under: 164

Ohio Valley college basketball action gets under way with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels visiting the Austin Peay Governors.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels prepared for their conference opener with a 145-72 demolition of sub-division Brescia. An 87-28 second half run paced the Eastern Kentucky rout behind 56.1% shooting with 39 forced turnovers leading to 38 more shots.

Lachlan Anderson gave the Colonels 22 points and 13 rebounds with Houston King tossing in 18 points followed by Dujuanta Weaver with 17 points.

EKU 16 point from Kelvin Robinson and Nick Mayo with Mayo logging six boards and five helpers while Pedro Bradshaw and Tre King added 14 points each and a combined 15 rebounds.

The Austin Peay Governors head in to their conference opener with a 76-65 loss at Arkansas that snapped a seven game winning streak.

Austin Peay was outscored 42-32 over the final 20 minutes with the Razorbacks forcing 17 turnovers and holding a 43.5%-40.7% edge in marksmanship.

Steve Harris kept the Governors within striking distance with 15 points and four pulls on 5-9 accuracy and 5-6 at the stripe while Dayton Gumm and Jabari McGhee netted ten points each and combined for ten rebounds.

Jarrett Givens gave Austin Peay nine points and four boards with Terry Taylor adding eight points and ten rebounds.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 road games and Eastern Kentucky 
Colonels are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Austin Peay Governors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and Austin Peay Governors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

These teams are supposed to challenge for a top four spot in the OVC but I get the feeling the Colonels better play well or risk getting blown out…

Mark’s Pick Eastern Kentucky +10

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.