The Discount Center CBI Tournament semifinals will take place on Tuesday evening, with the first game featuring the Eastern Kentucky Colonels against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. Eastern Kentucky advanced to the semifinals after winning two consecutive overtime games against Cleveland State and Indiana State, while Southern Utah had an easier journey with double-digit wins over North Alabama and Rice.
The game is set to begin at 7:00 PM at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. This season, Eastern Kentucky has won 22 games and has averaged almost 78 points per game, shooting at approximately 43%. However, during the tournament, they have performed even better, averaging 90 points per game and shooting at 49%. Defensively, Eastern Kentucky typically allows just over 72 points per game, with teams shooting 42% from the floor. In the tournament, they have allowed over 81 points per game and 48% shooting. Eastern Kentucky is an above-average rebounding team and has a +2.1 turnover margin for the season.
Southern Utah has also won two games in the tournament, with one being a convincing win and the other a close call. This season, they have been a decent defensive team, holding opponents to an average of 73.6 points per game and 44% shooting. However, during the tournament, their defense has been even better, with the opposition shooting just over 33% from the field and just over 64 points per game. Southern Utah has an impressive offense, averaging over 82 points per game on 46% shooting. Additionally, they average over 38 rebounds per game and have a +1.6 turnover margin.
Let’s check the latest picks, NCAAB news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for Southern Utah vs Eastern Kentucky. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.
Both teams will be playing the most important game of the season for a place in the final of the Discount Tire CBI in what will undoubtedly be a hard-fought game between two teams that are in similar conditions, however, the oddsmakers have the Southern Utah Thunderbirds as the favorite.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Game Information
- Date: 03/21/2023
- Time: 07:00 PM ET
- Location: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL.
- How to Watch Southern Utah vs Eastern Kentucky : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Southern Utah vs Eastern Kentucky Betting Lines
Southern Utah is -185 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $54.On the other side, Eastern Kentucky is +160 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $160.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Southern Utah at a 64.91% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Eastern Kentucky has 38.46% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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