Ohio Valley Tournament - SE Missouri State Eastern Illinois Betting Preview
Eastern Illinois Panthers vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds
The SE Missouri State Redhawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
It's a game in the Ohio Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Municipal Auditorium, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Redhawks are 16-15 so far on the season, and 10-14 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 11-20 and 11-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SE Missouri State go 13-6 and the Panthers go 9-10-2 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the SE Missouri State Redhawks as 4-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 317-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 92-rated Redhawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-64 win for the Redhawks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits SE Missouri State's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 74.2 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 108 at 63.8 PPG. The Redhawks field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 51-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. SE Missouri State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Eastern Illinois, they were a 61-46 winner as they battled SIU Edwardsville at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Panthers got 13 points from Morris Woods as Eastern Illinois ran past SIU Edwardsville 61-46 on Saturday at Lantz Arena.
SE Missouri State was an 84-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Murray State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Redhawks grabbed an 84-68 win over the Racers on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from A.J. Jones at CFSB Center.
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-1
After a win are 5-5
SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Murray State are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Panthers at Redhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of SE Missouri State's last 10 games
SE Missouri State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SE Missouri State's last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois
SE Missouri State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games