Houston Baptist Huskies face Eastern Illinois Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Houston Baptist Huskies vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds
The Eastern Illinois Panthers will try to cover the spread at Lantz Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Houston Baptist Huskies in NCAA basketball action.
The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 2-2 ATS. Houston Baptist is 0-1 on the totals; Eastern Illinois is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 314 and the Huskies sitting at No. 210. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-57 result in favor of the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 121 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 322 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 177-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 317 with 3.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston Baptist owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 64 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 320 in scoring at home.
Houston Baptist was a 57-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. The Huskies endured a 57-53 loss at the hands of the Waves on Tuesday, despite a 14-point effort from Tyler Russell at Sharp Gym.
Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 59-56 result against Rochester College on November 21. Eastern Illinois got 11 points from Sherman Blanford but lost anyway, 59-56, to Rochester College on Wednesday at Lantz Arena.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Central Arkansas are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Huskies at Panthers trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
Houston Baptist at Rice, Saturday, December 1
Eastern Illinois home to Central Arkansas, Wednesday, November 28