Eastern Illinois Panthers take on Eagles in NCAA basketball test
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
The visiting Eastern Illinois Panthers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at EMU Convocation Center against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
The Eagles sit at 1-1 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 0-2 (0-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Eastern Michigan is 0-0 OU, and Eastern Illinois is 0-0 OU.
The Panthers were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 314-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 214-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 61-40 win for the Eagles on Friday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Eastern Michigan's No. 202-rated squad against Eastern Illinois's No. 343-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Eastern Michigan rates No. 253 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 191 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Illinois owns the country's No. 263-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 223 in scoring at home.
Eastern Illinois was a 56-44 loser in its last match at home against Wright State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Illinois got 11 points from Alex Austin but lost anyway, 56-44, to Wright State on Tuesday at Lantz Arena.
Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, a 61-54 result against Jacksonville State on November 11. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Daylen Harrison scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 61-54 to Jacksonville State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Sunday).
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 1-1
After playing Jacksonville State are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Panthers at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Illinois at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, November 17
Eastern Michigan home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Saturday, November 17