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Eastern Illinois PanthersTennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | Eblen Center

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Panthers travelling to Tennessee Tech Thursday to take on the Golden Eagles on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles sport records of 16-9 and 13-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 9-14 and 8-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-8 for the Golden Eagles and 4-12 for the Panthers.

View Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Panthers listed as 12.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 224-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 303-ranked Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-67 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee Tech's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 206 at 67.9 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 222-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Tennessee Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 56-55 result against Morehead State on February 4. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Eastern Illinois got 17 points from Jeremy Granger but lost anyway, 56-55, to Morehead State on Saturday at Lantz Arena.

Tennessee Tech won its last outing, a 76-68 result against Jacksonville State on February 4. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Tennessee Tech got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Jud Dillard en route to a 76-68 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 3-7
After playing Morehead State are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After playing Jacksonville State are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Panthers at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Eastern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Tennessee Tech is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tennessee Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tennessee Tech is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, February 11
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee State, Saturday, February 11