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NCAA Basketball Odds: Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will hit the floor running against the away Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Illinois Panthers were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will look to cover the spread vs the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Saturday, as the Panthers are 8-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Colonels are 7-6 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 5-8 against the total, while Eastern Kentucky is 4-9 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels rated this week at No. 295 and the Eastern Illinois Panthers sitting at No. 86.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 145-ranked offense, averaging 74.59 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 82 at 67.53 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 42.63% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.25% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers endured a 85-75 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Montell Goodwin at Ellis Johnson Arena.

The Colonels got 25 points from Asante Gist as Eastern Kentucky ran past Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 78-61 on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
  • Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Eastern Kentucky is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Murray State, Thursday, January 12th
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee State, Thursday, January 12th

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