Saturday, February 6, 2016
Curb Event Center
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels travel to Curb Event Center to play the Belmont Bruins on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Belmont as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Colonels come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 3-8. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-12. The Bruins have an overall record of 17-7 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Jarelle Reischel comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Colonels. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Javontae Hawkins averages 17.1 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Eastern Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Evan Bradds averages 18 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bruins. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 72% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Craig Bradshaw averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Eastern Kentucky averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 31.5 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 328th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 301st with 14.3 per game. The Colonels allow 80.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 327th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 323rd and 336th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 338th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the Division 1.
Belmont averages 82.1 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 112th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per contest which ranks them 200th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Bruins rank 277th with 14 per game. The Bruins allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 140th and 120th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 170th place in the nation. The Bruins force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 274th in college basketball.
The Colonels average 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Colonels have an offensive rating of 110.7 and they assist on 58.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Eastern Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26%. The Colonels give up 82.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bruins score 87.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.4 points per game. The Bruins have a rating on offense of 111.7 and 59.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Belmont turns it over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.8%. The Bruins give up 75.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Trends
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 9-10 against the spread
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 8-12 against the over/under
Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 9-12 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 11-10 against the over/under
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Injuries
01/26/16 G K.J. Bluford Suspension out indefinitely
Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Kentucky
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