Looking to win big? The Knights and Colonels face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Colonels are hosting the game at Baptist Health Arena in Richmond, KY. The over/under for this Atlantic Sun conference contest is set at 143 points, with the Colonels being the favored team playing at home against the Knights.


The Pick: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -11.5

This game will be played at Baptist Health Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 88-60 in favor of the Colonels.
  • Not only will Eastern Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 148 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Bellarmine?

Today, the Bellarmine Knights (4-15) are the underdogs against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (+11.5). So far, Bellarmine has gone 1-11 on the road, and they have lost their last eight road games.

In their previous game, the Knights lost to Central Arkansas by a score of 59-57. Over their last 10 road games, Bellarmine has gone 1-9.

As the underdog, Bellarmine has gone 4-7-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-7-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 3-6-1 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, the Knights are 1-2 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 143 is right in line with the average over/under line in Bellarmine’s games this season (140.4). So far, their over/under record sits at 8-8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points, which is lower than their season average of 139.4 points per game.

Bellarmine offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 57 points against Central Arkansas. In that game, they made 7/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37%. Leading Bellarmine in scoring vs. Central Arkansas was Garrett Tipton with his 18 points. Peter Suder also added 12 points for the Knights.

Currently, the Knights’ defense holds the 188th rank in the nation, allowing 73.0 points per game. Against Central Arkansas, the Knights’ defense gave up 59 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Central Arkansas only made 7 free-throws.

Can the Colonels Hold Strong at Home?

Eastern Kentucky is 8-9 overall and has won four straight games coming into tonight. The Colonels are 4-0 in Atlantic Sun play and 3-3 at home this season. Over their last ten games at home, Eastern Kentucky is 7-3.

So far, the Colonels have been favored in eight of their 17 games, going 5-3 in those contests. Eastern Kentucky’s average scoring margin at home is -1.5 points per game.

Eastern Kentucky has an ATS record of 6-8 this season and they are 2-4 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Colonels have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Eastern Kentucky’s over/under record this season sits at 5-9. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 151.7 points compared to an average over/under line of 152.8, resulting in an average margin of -1.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average scoring total in their last three games (142) and their last five games (142). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, while their over/under record in their last five games is 1-4.

Eastern Kentucky’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against North Alabama. They had an overall field goal percentage of 42.9% and made 19/26 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Isaiah Cozart, who holds an average of 15.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Leland Walker is averaging 14.4 points per game this season.

At present, the Colonels’ defense is nationally ranked 260th, allowing 76.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Alabama, the Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 72 points vs. Eastern Kentucky.