Eastern Kentucky vs Tennessee State: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 27, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 27, 2021 - Last Updated on March 4, 2021

A game after he put up 30 points in a 74-60 loss to Morehead State, Mark Freeman leads the Tennessee State Tigers (4-18) on the road against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (19-6) as 13.5-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021, airs on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 151.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 27, 2021, 2:22 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Colonels (-13.5)

The model projects the Colonels to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (16.2 to 13.5).

Pick OU:
Under (151.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (148.3 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (151.5 points).

Prediction: Eastern Kentucky 82, Tennessee State 66

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 3.6 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (79.4 implied points on average compared to 83 implied points in this game).
  • Eastern Kentucky has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (83) 11 times.
  • The Tigers’ average implied point total on the season (72.5 points) is 3.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (69 points).
  • Tennessee State is aiming to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (69) for the eighth time this season.

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

Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 13.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Colonels 13-8-1 0-0 14-7-1
Tigers 6-15 0-0 9-12

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

Last 5 Games

Eastern Kentucky

Tennessee State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/25/2021 Belmont Win 81-67 2/25/2021 Morehead State Loss 74-60
2/22/2021 Southeast Missouri State Win 87-65 2/20/2021 Jacksonville State Loss 77-76
2/20/2021 Southeast Missouri State Loss 94-72 2/18/2021 Tennessee Tech Win 91-86
2/18/2021 UT Martin Win 89-72 2/13/2021 Eastern Kentucky Loss 93-73
2/15/2021 Tennessee Tech Win 83-72 2/11/2021 Morehead State Loss 79-66

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