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Austin Peay Governors Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Eastern Illinois Panthers

Austin Peay takes to the basketball court against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, hoping to send the Panthers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Lantz Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Eastern Illinois Panthers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Austin Peay Governors vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Eastern Illinois Panthers are 9-8 overall and 9-6 ATS, while the Austin Peay Governors are 5-13 and 8-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Eastern Illinois boasts a 6-9 on the OU, and Austin Peay is 7-9.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eastern Illinois Panthers rated this week at No. 62 and the Austin Peay Governors sitting at No. 326.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Austin Peay Governors rank No. 259 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 29.94 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 98 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 8.94 per game, while the Austin Peay Governors rate No. 152 with 7.22 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Governors got 26 points from Josh Robinson as Austin Peay ran past Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 83-81 on Thursday at Vadalabene Center.

The Panthers got 18 points from Ray Crossland, but it was Murray State that prevailed in a 83-72 final on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Austin Peay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Austin Peay is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games
  • Austin Peay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Austin Peay
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games when playing Austin Peay

Next Betting Matchups

Austin Peay home to Morehead State, Thursday, January 19th
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 19th