Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Panthers College Hoops Game Preview
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech battle Thursday at Lantz Arena as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Panthers currently sports a 3-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 6-9 and 3-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 2-3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 5-4 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Eagles was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 324 and the Golden Eagles sitting at No. 270. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 60-55 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 250 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 343 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 147 with 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Tennessee Tech features the nation's No. 223-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee Tech, they were an 83-52 loser as they battled Belmont at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Tennessee Tech was run off the court by the Bruins on Saturday as Belmont routed them 83-52 at Eblen Center.
Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 65-50 result against Morehead State on January 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Eastern Illinois suffered a 65-50 loss against Morehead State on Saturday, getting 14 points from Sherman Blanford in a losing effort at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-2
After playing Belmont are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Jacksonville State are 3-7
After playing Morehead State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Golden Eagles at Panthers trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
Tennessee Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Illinois's last 9 games when playing Tennessee Tech
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee Tech
Eastern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 12
Eastern Illinois home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 12