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Chicago State Cougars vs Panthers College Hoops Game Preview

Chicago State CougarsEastern Illinois Panthers
11-15February 24, 2014, 08:00 | Lantz Arena9-18

The Eastern Illinois Panthers hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Chicago State Cougars pay a visit to Lantz Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Panthers sit at 9-18 (8-16-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 11-15 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Eastern Illinois is 12-12 OU, and Chicago State is 0-3 OU.

View Chicago State Cougars vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 348-rated Chicago State taking on the No. 216-rated Panthers in this contest.

Chicago State won its last outing, a 73-68 result against CS Bakersfield on February 22. Quinton Pippen scored 18 points leading the Cougars to a 73-68 victory over CS Bakersfield at Jones Convocation Center on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, an 82-63 result against Belmont on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. Eastern Illinois suffered an 82-63 loss against Belmont on Thursday, getting 15 points from Sherman Blanford in a losing effort at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 213-rated offensive output, at 66.93 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 76.69 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 43.78% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.27% per game.

Next up:
Chicago State at Seattle, Thursday, February 27th
Eastern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, March 1st