Jacksonville vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/5/24

Eastern Kentucky (17-13) vs Jacksonville (14-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Baptist Health Arena)

Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Jacksonville Dolphins and Eastern Kentucky Colonels face off on Tuesday in the Atlantic Sun Tournament at EKU Alumni Coliseum. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Jacksonville vs Eastern Kentucky prediction.

Eastern Kentucky Suddenly Struggling

Eastern Kentucky is suddenly struggling heading into this game, even though they are the one seed in the NCAA Tournament. Two games ago against Austin Peay, Austin Kentucky was defeated 83-79 and in the last game against Lipscomb, they were defeated 81-67. Eastern Kentucky is averaging 81.3 points, while their defense is giving up 76.8 points per game. Leland Walker has been the top player for Eastern Kentucky averaging 15.6 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

Jacksonville Coming off a Win on Monday

Jacksonville faced off against Kennesaw State on Monday and the offense scored 92 points on the way to the victory. The defense wasn’t good, but the offense scored 57 points in the second half and that led to the victory. Jacksonville is averaging 71.5 points while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. In this game, if Jacksonville wants to find success, they are going to need the defense to step up here. Robert McCray V is averaging 17.2 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. 

Jacksonville vs Eastern Kentucky Betting Prediction

Eastern Kentucky is going to find success here. Jacksonville’s defense really struggled in the last game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Jacksonville is giving up 72.1 points per game and Eastern Kentucky will score at least that here. Jacksonville won’t be keeping up on tired legs, and Eastern Kentucky is going to cover the spread here. Back Eastern Kentucky against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Eastern Kentucky -5.5

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