Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Betting Preview
Austin Peay Governors vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds
Lantz Arena will host Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Austin Peay Governors action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Eastern Illinois will face the 5-20 Governors, who own a 11-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 7-7-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Governors are 10-7 favoring the OVER.
The Panthers were listed as 5.5-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:
The Panthers - Governors odds would favor the Governors if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Illinois is rated No. 316 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Austin Peay is at No. 269. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-62 win for the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 325 nationally ranked offense (59.8 points per game) against a Governors defense that sits as the No. 336 at 76 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Governors have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Austin Peay owns the country's No. 334-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 316 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Austin Peay, they were a 78-65 loser as they battled Belmont at home. They covered in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. Austin Peay got 22 points from Travis Betran but lost anyway, 78-65, to Belmont on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.
Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 77-64 result against SE Missouri State on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Alex Austin scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 77-64 to SE Missouri State at Show Me Center on Saturday).
Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-1
After playing Belmont are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Murray State are 5-5
After playing SE Missouri State are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Governors at Panthers trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Austin Peay's last 6 games on the road
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
Austin Peay home to SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 16
Eastern Illinois home to Murray State, Saturday, February 16