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Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Kentucky - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Hooper Eblen Center
Cookeville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Tech +2 -- Over/Under: 150
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Hooper Eblen Center.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 79.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nick Mayo is averaging 23.2 points and 8.7 rebounds while Jomaru Brown is averaging 13.8 points and 1.9 assists. Dujuanta Weaver is dishing two assists and Kelvin Robinson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost their last nine road games.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles could use a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 65.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 14.4 points and 4.1 assists while Hunter Vick is averaging 11.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Micaiah Henry is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Malik Martin is dishing 1.5 assists. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.9 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost their last six home games.

The Colonels are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Ohio Valley, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Colonels are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 10-4 in Golden Eagles last 14 overall. The over is 7-2 in Colonels last 9 road games.

I'm not trying to get behind either one of these teams that have both been awful SU and ATS during their losing stretches. Yes, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost six straight and are losing by an average of 13.2 points during that span, but the Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost six of their last seven and are losing by an average of 10.4 points in their last five games. You're better off leaving this game alone, but if forced to pick, I'd want the free bucket with the home team. Tennessee Tech also beat Eastern Kentucky on the road last month as a 10-point underdog. So, there's that. 

Pick:
Tennessee Tech +2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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