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Jacksonville State Gamecocks home to Panthers in NCAAB betting action

Eastern Illinois PanthersJacksonville State Gamecocks
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | Pete Mathews Coliseum

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD7-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Eastern Illinois when they take on the Gamecocks on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 6-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Gamecocks are 9-6 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 4-7 on the totals; Jacksonville State is 7-8.

View Eastern Illinois vs Jacksonville State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gamecocks as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 281-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 149-rated Gamecocks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-64 win for the Panthers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Jacksonville State's No. 297-ranked offense, averaging 61.9 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 232 at 69.4 PPG. The Gamecocks field goal percentage has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Illinois owns the country's No. 234-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Jacksonville State, on the other hand, rates No. 174 in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 76-64 result against Austin Peay on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Alfonzo McKinnie scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 76-64 to Austin Peay at Lantz Arena on Saturday).

Jacksonville State was a 63-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. The Gamecocks got 15 points from Tarvin Gaines as Jacksonville State ran past Tennessee Tech 63-62 on Thursday at Eblen Center.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Murray State are 6-4
After playing Austin Peay are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 0-1
After playing Tennessee Tech are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Panthers at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Eastern Illinois is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home
Jacksonville State is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Jacksonville State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Murray State, Saturday, January 28
Jacksonville State home to SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 28

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