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College Basketball Matchup - Eastern Illinois Panthers Maine Black Bears Odds Preview

Maine Black BearsEastern Illinois Panthers
Nov 30, 8:00 PM | Lantz Arena

Maine Black Bears vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds


The Panthers will try to cover the spread at Lantz Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Maine Black Bears in college basketball action.

The Panthers bring a 3-2 record (3-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-1 Black Bears, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Illinois go 1-2 so far and the Black Bears go 0-0.

View Maine vs Eastern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 223 and the Black Bears at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 92-79 result in favor of the Black Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Black Bears is ranked No. 271 in NCAA hoops at 32.7 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Illinois’s No. 146 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Illinois is the No. 178-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Maine rates No. 19 at 9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Maine owns the country's No. 292-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 138 in scoring at home.

Maine won its last outing, a 72-60 result against Holy Cross on November 27. Maine earned a 72-60 victory over Holy Cross on Sunday, getting 22 points from Justin Edwards at Harold Alfond Sports Arena.

Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, a 107-96 result against Central Arkansas on November 26. Eastern Illinois got 27 points from Jeremy Granger on the way to a 107-96 loss against Central Arkansas on Saturday at Farris Center.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Black Bears at Panthers trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Maine at Rhode Island, Sunday, December 4
Eastern Illinois home to Stony Brook, Saturday, December 3