Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Colonels and Royals. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Royals at Curry Arena in Charlotte, NC. Get ready to place your bets! In this Atlantic Sun matchup, Eastern Kentucky is favored by -6 vs. Queens (NC). The over/under for the game is 160 points.

EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS VS QUEENS (NC) ROYALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -6

This game will be played at Curry Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.

WHY BET THE EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-68 in favor of the Colonels.
  • Not only will Eastern Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160 points, and we like the under with a projected 148 points.

Can The Colonels Secure a Road Victory?

Eastern Kentucky has been on a roll lately, winning seven games in a row to improve their overall record to 11-9. They have been perfect in Atlantic Sun play, going 7-0 in conference games compared to a 4-9 record in non-conference action.

On the road, the Colonels have gone just 2-6 this season, but they have won two straight away from home. For the year, Eastern Kentucky's average scoring margin on the road is -8.6 points per game.

Eastern Kentucky has an ATS record of 9-8 this season and they are 7-4 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Colonels are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Eastern Kentucky has an ATS mark of 4-4 this year and they are 6-4 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Eastern Kentucky's over/under record this season is 7-10 and the average over/under line in their games is also 151.5, which is the same as the average score in their games. Today's over/under line of 160 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

Eastern Kentucky finished with 89 points in their game against North Florida. This total surpasses their season-average of 81.5 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Leland Walker with 29 points. Isaiah Cozart also added 18 points for the Colonels.

So far, the Colonels' defense is ranked 241st in the country at 75.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Florida, the Ospreys finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 76 points vs. Eastern Kentucky.

Will the Royals Pull Through as the Home Underdog?

Queens (NC) has had a tough season so far, as they are just 8-14 overall and 2-5 in Atlantic Sun play. Their record is 0-12 on the road, compared to 6-2 at home, where they have been much better. They are coming off a 90-84 loss to North Alabama.

On the season, the Royals are 1-14 when they are the underdog, compared to a perfect 5-0 when they are favored. They have been much better at home recently, going 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

As the underdog this season, Queens has an ATS record of just 4-11. However, their ATS mark at home is 5-3 and their ATS record as the favorite is 4-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Royals are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 160 is higher than the average over/under line in Queens' games this season (155.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 171 points.

The Queens (NC) offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against North Alabama. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.6% and connected on 7 threes. Offensively, the Royals have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 266th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 262nd in percentage and 36th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Royals' defense is positioned 318th in the country, permitting 82.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Alabama, the Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 90 points vs. Queens (NC).