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Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Line and Trends Report

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Eastern Illinois Panthers try to run the Eastern Kentucky Colonels off the court at Lantz Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Eastern Illinois Panthers as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 8-4-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers are 5-10 ATS. Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 4-9 on betting the total; Eastern Illinois Panthers are 7-8.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 230-rated Eastern Kentucky Colonels taking on the No. 251-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 232-rated offensive output, at 66.38 PPG. The visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels defense ranks No. 241 allowing on average 79.78 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 42.23% so far, less than the Eastern Illinois Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.38% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonels grabbed a 88-69 win over the Redhawks on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Jarelle Reischel at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Eastern Illinois was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Belmont and falling by a 85-59 score at Curb Event Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
  • Eastern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 16th
Eastern Illinois at Morehead State, Saturday, January 16th

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