The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will take on the Indiana State Sycamores on Monday afternoon in the CBI (College Basketball Invitation). Indiana State (23-12) is the #1 seed in this tournament, and they were able to knock off USC Upstate, 67-62. Eastern Kentucky (21-13) is the #8 seed in this tournament, and they were on fire against Cleveland State, winning 91-75. Both schools have had decent seasons, and they’ll both look to stay alive.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Odds
|Indiana State||-6.5 (-115)||Over 151.5 (-110)||-300|
|Eastern Kentucky||+6.5 (-105)||Under 151.5 (-110)||+250|
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Match Details
Fixture: Indiana State Sycamores vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Date & Time: Monday, March 20, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Key Stats
Indiana State is a solid offensive team, and their 78.7 points per game are the 31st-highest mark in the nation. The Sycamores also shoot 47.9% from the field, and they heavily rely on Courvoisier McCauley, who averages 15.9 points and 5.8 boards. McCauley went for 20 points and 11 rebounds and looking at Indiana State’s squad; three other players average at least ten points per game. Although guard Cameron Henry leads the way with only 3.8 assists, as a team, Indiana St. dishes out 15.9 assists, which helps them get easy looks game in and game out. Overall, the Sycamores are a great scoring and defensive rebounding team, so as long as they play to their strengths, they should be in good shape.
Eastern Kentucky also scores the ball pretty well, with junior Devontae Blanton leading the way with 16.7 points per game on 45.5% shooting. Blanton is the go-to player on offense, but the rest of Eastern Kentucky’s starters are also decent scorers. Last game, the Colonels dominated the glass, but it won’t be as easy today against a team that rarely gets outrebounded.
Indiana State Sycamores vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Prediction
Indiana State has covered 12 of their last 14, and they’ve thrived in neutral site games, going 5-2 this year there. Still, Eastern Kentucky has covered four in a row, and they’re 11-3 ATS as underdogs. While the Sycamores could pull away here, I’m backing Eastern Kentucky to fight and keep the game close to the very end, given their recent results.
Prediction: Eastern Kentucky +6.5 (-105)