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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Eastern Illinois Panthers Underdogs vs Belmont Bruins

Lantz Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Eastern Illinois Panthers and the visiting Belmont Bruins in college hoops betting odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Eastern Illinois Panthers in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bruins was expected to move the line.

Belmont Bruins vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers bring a 6-10 record (4-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-6 Bruins, who are 9-6-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Eastern Illinois go 5-9 so far and the Belmont Bruins go 7-10.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eastern Illinois Panthers at No. 279 and the Belmont Bruins at No. 40 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 252-rated offensive output, at 65.44 PPG. The visiting Belmont Bruins defense ranks No. 109 allowing on average 70.22 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Eastern Illinois Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.98% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins grabbed a 76-61 win over the Cougars on Thursday, behind a 29-point effort from Amanze Egekeze at Vadalabene Center.

The Panthers got 17 points from Montell Goodwin, but it was Tennessee State that prevailed in a 69-65 final on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Belmont is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Belmont is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Belmont's last 7 games
  • Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Belmont
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Belmont

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont home to Murray State, Thursday, January 18th
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 18th