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Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Betting Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsEastern Illinois Panthers
8-10January 18, 2014, 03:00 | Lantz Arena5-12

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Austin Peay Governors at Lantz Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Panthers sport a record of 5-12 and 3-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Governors have 8-10 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-6 for the Panthers and 4-7 for the Governors.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 332-rated Panthers and the No. 289-ranked Governors, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Austin Peay was a 71-67 loser on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Chris Horton scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 71-67 against SIU Edwardsville in college basketball action at Vadalabene Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 70-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Illinois got 27 points from Reggie Smith on the way to a 70-66 loss against Murray State on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 247-rated offensive output, at 63.35 PPG. The visiting Governors defense ranks No. 234 allowing on average 77.06 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 41.39% so far, less than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.26% per game.

A few Governors at Panthers trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Austin Peay is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Austin Peay is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Austin Peay is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games
Eastern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Austin Peay home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, January 23rd
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 23rd