Eastern Illinois Panthers visit Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks in college basketball clash
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds
The Eastern Illinois Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Skyhawks in Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Skyhawks bring a 6-16 record (8-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-17 Panthers, who are 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee-Martin go 4-8-1 so far and the Panthers go 5-7-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 257-ranked Skyhawks and the No. 320-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 60-56 win for the Panthers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee-Martin's No. 223-ranked offense, averaging 65.5 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 116 at 64 PPG. The Skyhawks field goal percentage has averaged 38.9% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 79-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.1 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 160 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Illinois was a 49-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Morris Woods scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 49-45 to SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Saturday).
In their last action, Tennessee-Martin was a 72-65 winner at home against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Skyhawks got a 21-point performance from Myles Taylor, who added 14 rebounds, as Tennessee-Martin ran past Eastern Kentucky 72-65 on Thursday at Skyhawk Arena.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 5-5
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-1
After a loss are 1-9
Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 1-3
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 3-7
After a win are 1-9
A few Panthers at Skyhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tennessee-Martin
Eastern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee-Martin
Eastern Illinois is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee-Martin
Eastern Illinois is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tennessee-Martin's last 11 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Tennessee-Martin is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Tennessee-Martin is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois at SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 9
Tennessee-Martin home to SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 9