Eastern Kentucky vs SIU-Edwardsville: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 8, 2021 - Last Updated on February 12, 2021

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (11-4) are 8.5-point favorites as they try to continue a three-game road win streak when they take on the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (7-9) on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Vadalabene Center. The contest airs at 3:00 PM ET. The point total is set at 149.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 8, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cougars (+8.5)

The model favors the Colonels by 6.9 points, just 1.6 less than the 8.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

Pick OU:
Under (149.5)

DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 1.0 point of each other.

Prediction: Eastern Kentucky 78, SIU-Edwardsville 71

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Colonels have an average implied point total equal to their implied total in Monday’s game (79).
  • Eastern Kentucky is aiming to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (79) for the 11th time this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Cougars (75.1) is 4.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (71).
  • SIU-Edwardsville has totaled more than 71 points five times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Eastern Kentucky and SIU-Edwardsville Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Colonels 7-5 1-2 7-4-1
Cougars 9-6 0-0 5-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Eastern Kentucky

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/6/2021 Murray State Loss 76-64 2/6/2021 Belmont Loss 94-62
2/4/2021 Austin Peay Loss 94-79 2/4/2021 Tennessee State Win 68-60
2/2/2021 Jacksonville State Win 86-82 2/2/2021 Eastern Illinois Loss 70-61
1/21/2021 UT Martin Win 113-73 2/1/2021 Austin Peay Loss 74-59
1/16/2021 Eastern Illinois Win 93-85 1/30/2021 UT Martin Win 76-60

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