Who's Playing

Eastern Kentucky @ Florida Gulf Coast

Current Records: Eastern Kentucky 10-10; Florida Gulf Coast 12-8

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be on the road. Eastern Kentucky and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 5 p.m. ET Thursday at Alico Arena. The Colonels will be strutting in after a win while Florida Gulf Coast will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Eastern Kentucky beat the North Florida Ospreys 67-58 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Florida Gulf Coast came up short against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Saturday, falling 79-71.

Eastern Kentucky is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 3-1 against the spread when expected to lose.

The Colonels are now 10-10 while the Eagles sit at 12-8. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Eastern Kentucky enters the matchup with 18.7 takeaways on average, good for fourth best in college basketball. Less enviably, Florida Gulf Coast is stumbling into the contest with the 48th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 14.5 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Alico Arena -- Fort Myers, Florida
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Eagles are a 3.5-point favorite against the Colonels, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.