The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-5) visit the UT Martin Skyhawks (7-11) in a matchup of OVC teams at Skyhawk Arena, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The Skyhawks are 12-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 151 points.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Betting Odds
The line for this game set by DraftKings and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.1 points of each other).
In this game, the model projects a total (149.1 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (151 points).
Prediction: Eastern Kentucky 80, UT Martin 69
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’ average implied point total this season is 2.6 fewer points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (79.4 implied points on average compared to 82 implied points in this game).
- Eastern Kentucky has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (82) nine times this season.
- The Skyhawks’ average implied point total on the season (76.4 points) is 6.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (70 points).
- This season, UT Martin has scored more than this game’s implied total of 70 points five times.
Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.
Eastern Kentucky and UT Martin Records ATS
|ATS Record||ATS Record Against 12+ Point Spread||Over/Under Record (O-U-P)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|Eastern Kentucky||UT Martin|
|2/15/2021||Tennessee Tech||Win||83-72||2/13/2021||Murray State||Loss||84-55|
|2/13/2021||Tennessee State||Win||93-73||2/11/2021||Austin Peay||Loss||71-50|
|2/6/2021||Murray State||Loss||76-64||2/4/2021||Jacksonville State||Loss||82-70|
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