Eastern Illinois Panthers face Morehead State Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 5, 7:30 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Morehead State Eagles Odds

3-12TEAM RECORD7-8

Eastern Illinois travels to Morehead State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-12 record with a victory over the Eagles.

Morehead State will face the 3-12 Panthers, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 2-2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Illinois vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 128 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 329 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 66-58.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 342 in NCAA hoops at 27.8 per game. Contrast that with Morehead State’s No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morehead State is the No. 181-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Eastern Illinois rates No. 172 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois was a 65-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Illinois got 15 points from Morris Woods but lost anyway, 65-54, to Eastern Kentucky on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

In their last action, Morehead State was a 68-64 winner at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Milton Chavis scored 16 points leading the Eagles to a 68-64 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Ellis Johnson Arena on Thursday.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 4-6
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Austin Peay are 8-2
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 4-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Panthers at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
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 Morehead State
Morehead State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Morehead State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Morehead State's last 8 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Morehead State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next up:
Eastern Illinois home to Tennessee Tech, Thursday, January 10
Morehead State at Austin Peay, Wednesday, January 9

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