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College Basketball Matchup - Eastern Illinois Panthers SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds Preview

SIU Edwardsville CougarsEastern Illinois Panthers
Feb 15, 8:00 PM | Lantz Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds

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The SIU Edwardsville Cougars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Panthers in Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

Eastern Illinois battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 7-15 mark (10-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-13 for the Panthers and 10-8 for the Cougars.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Eastern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Panthers as 8.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 291 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 315 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-61 victory for the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 293 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.8 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 260 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 278-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 129 with 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 280-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 311 in scoring at home.

SIU Edwardsville was an 85-72 loser in its last match at home against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Kris Davis scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 85-72 to SE Missouri State at Vadalabene Center on Saturday).

Eastern Illinois was a 74-71 winner in its last match on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Skyhawks were burned for 28 points by Joey Miller on Saturday as the Panthers put another game in the win column, 74-71, at Skyhawk Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-3
After playing SE Missouri State are 1-3
After a loss are 4-6

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 0-2
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Cougars at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Illinois's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Illinois's last 7 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 18
Eastern Illinois home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 18