IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons face Eastern Illinois Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Eastern Illinois and IUPU Fort Wayne on Sunday, with the host Panthers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at EMU Convocation Center.
The Mastodons will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 1-2 ATS. IUPU Fort Wayne is 0-0 against the total, while Eastern Illinois is 0-0 versus the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting IUPU Fort Wayne before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Mastodons odds would favor the Mastodons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Illinois is rated No. 314 in the current Odds Shark poll, while IUPU Fort Wayne is at No. 284. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 61-54 win for the Mastodons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 334 nationally ranked offense (53 points per game) against a Mastodons defense that sits as the No. 217 at 67.8 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 39.7% from the field, more than the Mastodons have managed so far this season (35.6% on average).
Defensively, IUPU Fort Wayne features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.5 points per game. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 309 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for IUPU Fort Wayne, they were a 60-47 loser as they battled Eastern Michigan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. IUPU Fort Wayne suffered a 60-47 loss against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, getting 17 points from Frank Gaines in a losing effort at EMU Convocation Center.
Eastern Illinois won its last outing, a 63-50 result against Texas-Pan American on November 17. Josh Piper went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Eastern Illinois over Texas-Pan American, 63-50, on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
A few Mastodons at Panthers trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
IUPU Fort Wayne home to Judson, Tuesday, November 20
Eastern Illinois home to Rochester College, Wednesday, November 21