Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Colonels versus the Cougars? 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. Eastern Kentucky is favored by -11 in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 142 points.

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS VS CHICAGO STATE COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +11

This game will be played at Baptist Health Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO STATE COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will Chicago State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Eastern Kentucky Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Eastern Kentucky is 13-11 overall and 9-2 in Atlantic Sun play. On the road, the Colonels are 3-8, compared to 7-3 at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.0, while on the road, it is -7.7.

As the favorite, Eastern Kentucky is 9-5, and they have been favored in 14 of their 24 games. In their last game, the Colonels lost to Stetson, 87-79. Over their last 10 road games, they are 3-7.

Eastern Kentucky has an overall ATS record of 11-10 this season and they are 8-6 vs. the spread when favored. Their ATS mark on the road is 5-6 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 8-2. In their last 3 road games, the Colonels have gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Eastern Kentucky games is 10-11. Today’s line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (152.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 166 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1. Currently, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 142.

The Colonels’ offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 81.8 points per contest. The top scorer for the Colonels was Leland Walker with 26 points, while Isaiah Cozart also added 18 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Colonels’ defense is positioned 271st in the country, permitting 77.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Chicago State, the Eastern Kentucky defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Eastern Kentucky made 22 free-throws vs. the Colonels.

Can the Cougars Secure a Win at Home?

Chicago State is 4-6 at home this season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. They are coming off a 78-55 loss to South Carolina State.

As the underdog, Chicago State has gone 7-14 this season. They are 11-17 overall and have lost their last two games.

Chicago State has an ATS record of 13-12-1 this season, including a mark of 4-5-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Chicago State’s over/under record for the season is 11-14-1, and today’s line of 142 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.7). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 0-2 with an average scoring total of 141 points.

In their most recent game, the Chicago State offense put up just 55 points vs. the South Carolina State Bulldogs. Overall, they are now averaging 68.1 points per game which is 370th in the country. Currently leading the team in scoring is Wesley Cardet Jr. who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.2. Jahsean Corbett also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 102nd in the country at 69.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. South Carolina State, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 57% and a total of 78 points vs. Chicago State.