SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds
The Eastern Illinois Panthers will try to cover the spread at Lantz Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the SE Missouri State Redhawks in NCAA basketball action.
Eastern Illinois battles the Redhawks, currently sitting with a 11-11 mark (4-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-6-2 for the Panthers and 5-5 for the Redhawks.
The Panthers were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 329-rated Panthers and the No. 108-ranked Redhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-59 result in favor of the Redhawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 335 nationally ranked offense (57.9 points per game) against a Redhawks defense that sits as the No. 259 at 70.1 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Redhawks have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SE Missouri State owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 327 in scoring at home.
SE Missouri State lost its last outing, an 80-77 result against SIU Edwardsville on January 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Redhawks got 21 points from Corey Wilford, but it was SIU Edwardsville that prevailed in an 80-77 final on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.
Eastern Illinois won its last outing, a 69-56 result against Tennessee-Martin on January 24. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Eastern Illinois earned a 69-56 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Thursday, getting 15 points from Morris Woods at Lantz Arena.
SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 2-8
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-1
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Redhawks at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of SE Missouri State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
SE Missouri State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
SE Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Eastern Illinois's last 8 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Eastern Illinois's last 12 games when playing SE Missouri State
Eastern Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against SE Missouri State
Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
SE Missouri State home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 2
Eastern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 2