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Eastern Illinois Panthers battle vs Morehead State Eagles highlights college basketball odds menu

Morehead State EaglesEastern Illinois Panthers
9-6January 04, 2014, 03:00 | Lantz Arena4-9

A key college battle sees the visiting Morehead State Eagles travelling to Eastern Illinois Saturday to take on the Panthers.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Panthers are 1-10 ATS. Morehead State is 4-5 on the totals; Eastern Illinois is 5-5.

View Morehead State Eagles vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as -5.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 332 (Panthers) and the No. 65 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Morehead State was a 70-63 winner in its last match on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Angelo Warner scored 17 points leading the Eagles to a 70-63 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center on Thursday.

Eastern Illinois was a 100-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Illinois was scored on early and very often on Thursday, falling behind early and watching the score soar past the century mark in a 100-81 loss to Eastern Kentucky.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 252-rated offensive output, at 62.23 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 188 allowing on average 72.69 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 41.11% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.56% per game.

A few Eagles at Panthers trends to consider:
Morehead State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Morehead State is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Morehead State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Morehead State

Next up:
Morehead State home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 11th
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, January 9th