Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Austin Peay Governors Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Eastern Illinois when they take on the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 3-16 and 4-10 ATS on the year, while the Governors are at 5-14 and 8-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Governors are 6-5, while the Panthers have a 3-5-2 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Austin Peay sat as 4-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 330-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 244-rated Governors in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 63-59 win for the Governors on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 343 in NCAA hoops at 27.2 per game. Contrast that with Austin Peay’s No. 227 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Austin Peay is the No. 38-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Eastern Illinois rates No. 193 at 6 per game.
Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Eastern Illinois was a 70-49 loser on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers were hammered by Murray State on Thursday, losing by a 70-49 final at CFSB Center in college basketball betting action.
Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 66-53 result against SIU Edwardsville on January 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. The Governors got 15 points from Travis Betran, but it was SIU Edwardsville that prevailed in a 66-53 final on Thursday at Winfield Dunn Center.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 4-6
After playing Murray State are 2-8
After a loss are 0-10
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Jacksonville State are 6-4
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Panthers at Governors trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Austin Peay is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Eastern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games
Austin Peay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Illinois home to Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 24
Austin Peay at Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 24