NCAA hoops odds preview - Eastern Illinois vs. Texas-Pan American
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Texas-Pan American Broncs Odds
Texas-Pan American looks to cover the Broncs-Panthers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 1-3 mark when they host Eastern Illinois in college basketball wagering action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (EMU Convocation Center).
The Broncs currently sports a 1-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Panthers are 0-3 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncs produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 314-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 311-rated Broncs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 56-52 win for the Broncs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas-Pan American's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 71 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 152 at 64 PPG. The Broncs field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.3% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Texas-Pan American, meanwhile, comes in at No. 167 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 60-52 result against Eastern Michigan on November 16. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Panthers endured a 60-52 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Sherman Blanford at EMU Convocation Center.
Texas-Pan American was a 97-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. Brandon Provost went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as IUPU Fort Wayne handed Texas-Pan American a 97-94 defeat at EMU Convocation Center.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing IUPU Fort Wayne are 1-1
After playing Eastern Michigan are 0-2
After a loss are 1-9
Eastern Illinois home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Sunday, November 18
Texas-Pan American at Eastern Michigan, Sunday, November 18