Check out our free Eastern Kentucky vs Southern Utah pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Daytona Beach. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Eastern Kentucky vs Southern Utah Pick & Preview: Tuesday, March 21st Betting Odds
Colonels vs Thunderbirds Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Southern Utah Thunderbirds
- Where: Daytona Beach at Ocean Center
- Date: Tuesday, March 21st
- Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky +3.5, EKENT +144 | SUTAH -170 O/U 156.5
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 20-13. So far, the Colonels have played 17 games on the road, with a record of 6-11. For the season, Eastern Kentucky has been the underdog in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 7-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Colonels being +3.5 point underdogs.
Eastern Kentucky’s leading scorer this season is Devontae Blanton, who is averaging 16.58 points per contest. So far, Blanton has accounted for 21.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.39 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Michael Moreno is the second leading scorer for the Colonels, averaging 11.48 points per game. Between him and Moreno, they are accounting for 36.3% of the team’s scoring.
Eastern Kentucky comes into today’s matchup vs Southern Utah, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.3 points per game. Through 33 games, they have hit 41.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 234th in possessions per game.
Through 34 games, the Southern Utah Thunderbirds have an overall record of 22-12. Currently, the Thunderbirds have been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 15-3. The Thunderbirds’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Southern Utah has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 16-5.
Southern Utah will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tevian Jones who is averaging 17.55 points per game for the Thunderbirds. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Thunderbirds’ offensive game plan is the play of Maizen Fausett who has hit 49.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.29 points per game.
Southern Utah comes into today’s matchup vs Eastern Kentucky, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.4 points per game. Through 34 games, they have hit 45.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Thunderbirds have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 266th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Southern Utah Thunderbirds -3.5
If you are eying this matchup between Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Southern Utah Thunderbirds as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Southern Utah to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Southern Utah shooting well enough to keep the Colonels at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Thunderbirds’ to win the game and cover the spread.