Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (7-12) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Pete Mathews Coliseum)

The Line: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels need a win after winning four of their last six games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 73.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 18.6 points and 3.7 rebounds while Ty Taylor II is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists. Tre King is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Hicks is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost five of their last six road games.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 72.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. De'Torrion Ware is averaging 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while Jacara Cross is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kayne Henry is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Derek St. Hilaire is dishing 1.7 assists. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have split their last six home games.

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The Colonels are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games, 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gamecocks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Colonels last 10 overall. The over is 5-0 in Gamecocks last 5 Thursday games. The road team is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 7-10 ATS on the season and 2-7 ATS on the road where they lose by an average of 19.1 points and shoot 34.5 percent from the field. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks win at home by an average of 21 points and shoot 51.6 percent from the field. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks aren't exactly world beaters and haven't covered much at home, but backing the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on the road isn't an option based on the numbers.

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Randy’s Pick Jacksonville State Gamecocks -8.5

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