The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (4-6) will attempt to snap a five-game road losing streak when they challenge the Charleston Southern Buccaneers (4-4) at Buccaneer Fieldhouse. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Preview
The Colonels lost big to the Northern Kentucky Norse in their last contest, 91-63. Asante Gist had a good game for Eastern Kentucky, recording 12 points and five assists. Northern Kentucky out-rebounded Eastern Kentucky. The Norse had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. 10), defensive rebounds (24 vs. 14) and total rebounds (39 vs. 24).
In the Buccaneers last matchup, they were dismantled by the South Carolina State Bulldogs, 91-88. With 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, Charleston Southern’s Christian Keeling had a solid performance. South Carolina State had a free throw rate of 0.308 (above their season average of 0.213). Charleston Southern, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.625 (above their season average of 0.502).
Eastern Kentucky could struggle to create turnovers. Since last season, Charleston Southern ranks 79th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while Eastern Kentucky has forced the 14th-fewest turnovers (18.7 percent).
Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Charleston Southern Buccaneers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Charleston Southern, ATS Winner – Charleston Southern, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Buccaneers rank 135th in rebounds per game (36.4) while the Colonels rank 164th in rebounds allowed per game (37.0).
- Eastern Kentucky averages 3.6 blocks per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. Charleston Southern ranks 106th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
- Charleston Southern ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 171st (7.4).
- The Buccaneers rank 141st in assists allowed per game (13.8) while the Colonels rank 226th (14.7).
- Charleston Southern ranks 149th in three pointers attempted per game (21.5) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 178th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).