Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Governors versus the Colonels? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Baptist Health Arena in Richmond, KY. The over/under for this game is set at 143.5 points, and the Colonels are the home favorites against the Governors in a Atlantic Sun conference matchup.

AUSTIN PEAY GOVERNORS VS EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -4.5

This game will be played at Baptist Health Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Colonels.
  • Not only will Eastern Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Governors?

Austin Peay comes into today’s matchup as the underdog, with a point spread of +4.5. So far this season, the Governors are 8-8 overall and 3-7 on the road. In their last game, they defeated Bellarmine by a score of 84-68.

Over their last ten road games, Austin Peay has gone just 3-7, and they are 4-7 as the underdog this season. So far, they have been favored in two games, going 1-1 in those matchups.

When looking at Austin Peay’s ATS record this season, they have gone 9-4. In their 11 games as the underdog, the Governors have an 8-3 mark vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Austin Peay has gone 8-2 vs. the spread. On the road this season, the Governors have an ATS mark of 7-3 and are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road games.

This season, the over/under record in Austin Peay games is 5-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 131.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (135.7). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 147 points.

In their latest game, Austin Peay offense put up 84 points against Bellarmine. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 41.5% and made 12 threes. On the offensive front, the Governors have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, ranking 324th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 198th in terms of percentage and 137th in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the Austin Peay defense has excelled, sitting 56th in the nation by allowing 65.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Bellarmine, the Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 68 points vs. Austin Peay.

Can Eastern Kentucky Secure a Home Victory?

Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s game as the 4.5 point favorites and have an overall record of 5-9. In their last game, the Colonels defeated Lipscomb by a score of 80-72.

At home this season, Eastern Kentucky is 2-3 and have gone 7-3 in their last ten home games. So far, they have been favored in five of their 14 games.

Eastern Kentucky has struggled against the spread this season, going just 3-8. At home, their ATS mark is 1-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Colonels are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Eastern Kentucky games is 4-7 and today’s line of 143.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (154.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 153 points.

Eastern Kentucky’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Lipscomb. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 7/10 free throws. In terms of offense, the Colonels have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 250th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 249th in percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Eastern Kentucky will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 79.3 points per game (276th). Against Lipscomb, the Colonels’ defense gave up 72 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Lipscomb only made 7 free-throws.