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College Basketball Matchup - Austin Peay Governors Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds Preview

Eastern Illinois PanthersAustin Peay Governors
Feb 24, 8:30 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Austin Peay Governors Odds

9-18TEAM RECORD17-12

The Austin Peay Governors will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Winfield Dunn Center on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Governors are 11-11 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 7-13 on the totals; Austin Peay is 9-12.

View Eastern Illinois vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Governors installed as 15-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 255-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 60-rated Governors in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-63 win for the Governors on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 242 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Austin Peay’s No. 176 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Austin Peay is the No. 245-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Eastern Illinois rates No. 343 at 3.9 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois won its last outing, a 75-58 result against Toledo on February 19. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Eastern Illinois earned a 75-58 victory over Toledo on Saturday, getting 20 points from Jeremy Granger at Savage Arena.

Last time out for Austin Peay, they were a 76-69 loser as they battled Fairfield on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. TyShwan Edmondson scored 29 points for Austin Peay on Saturday, but the Stags managed a 76-69 victory over the Governors at Arena at Harbor Yards.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee State are 2-8
After playing Toledo are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Panthers at Governors trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Austin Peay is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Austin Peay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Austin Peay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State, Saturday, February 26
Austin Peay home to SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 26