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