The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to remain in strong form when they face the Bellarmine Knights on Thursday night. Eastern Kentucky has won five of its last six games, including a 74-59 win at Austin Peay. Bellarmine had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 69-49 loss at Lipscomb last Saturday. 

Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Colonels are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 137.5. Before entering any Eastern Kentucky vs. Bellarmine picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky:

  • Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky spread: EKU -2.5
  • Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky over/under: 138 points
  • Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky money line: Bellarmine +118, EKU -140
  • Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Bellarmine Knights vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Why Bellarmine can cover

Bellarmine will be happy to return home for the first time since Jan. 14, when it rolled to a 61-41 win against Florida Gulf Coast as a 3.5-point underdog. The Knights also pulled off a 69-58 upset over Murray State as 2.5-point underdogs in December, as senior guard Garrett Tipton scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Tipton leads the team with 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. 

Freshman guard Ben Johnson has been an excellent scoring option off the bench, adding 9.9 points per game. The Knights have been excellent in the month of January in recent years, winning 16 of their last 20 games. Eastern Kentucky has struggled away from home, winning just three of its last 20 road contests. 

Why Eastern Kentucky can cover

Eastern Kentucky has been in an excellent stretch since mid-December, winning eight of its last 10 games. The Colonels bounced back from a loss at Lipscomb with a 74-59 win at Austin Peay on Saturday, covering the spread as 3-point favorites. They jumped out to an 8-point lead at halftime and then cruised to the win in the second half. 

Junior guard Devontae Blanton leads Eastern Kentucky with 15.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Michael Moreno is the team's second-leading scorer with 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, while Leland Walker is chipping in 9.6 points off the bench. Eastern Kentucky has covered the spread in four of its last five games, and Bellarmine has only covered once in its last five games. 

How to make Eastern Kentucky vs. Bellarmine picks

The model has simulated Bellarmine vs. Eastern Kentucky 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Eastern Kentucky vs. Bellarmine? And which side of the spread hits almost 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 45-26 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.