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Eastern Illinois PanthersWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Dec 10, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD3-3

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

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 6-2 and 3-0 ATS on the year, while the Leathernecks are at 3-3 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Leathernecks are 0-1, while the Panthers have a 1-2 mark.

View Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Leathernecks as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 70 (Leathernecks) and the No. 251 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-70 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Illinois's No. 218-rated squad against Eastern Illinois's No. 154-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Illinois rates No. 320 in the country with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 191 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 307-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. Western Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 241 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois was an 83-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oakland City. L.C. Doss scored 21 points leading the Panthers to an 83-67 victory over Oakland City at Lantz Arena on Wednesday.

Western Illinois was a 67-66 loser in its last match at home against South Dakota State. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. Obi Emegano scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Leathernecks to a win (they lost 67-66 to South Dakota State at Western Hall on Saturday).

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Panthers at Leathernecks trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Northwestern, Sunday, December 18
Western Illinois at Illinois-Chicago, Monday, December 19

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