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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Chicago State Cougars Odds
The Chicago State Cougars will be trying to slam the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Jones Convocation Center in college betting action.
Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 9-20 and 10-14 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 8-19 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 1-2, while the Panthers have a 9-9-2 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 324-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 274-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-60 win for the Cougars on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 240 nationally ranked offense (65 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 138 at 64.9 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 40.1% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).
Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 68-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Chicago State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 188 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Illinois won its last outing, a 59-47 result against Northern Illinois on February 23. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Eastern Illinois got 18 points from Morris Woods en route to a 59-47 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.
Chicago State was a 55-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Pan American. Quinton Pippen scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 55-51 to Texas-Pan American at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday).
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-1
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Panthers at Cougars trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Eastern Illinois home to SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, March 2
Chicago State at Utah Valley, Saturday, March 2