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NCAA Basketball Odds: Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Belmont Bruins

The Belmont Bruins will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Curb Event Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Eastern Illinois Panthers in this one, their betting line was listed as 17-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Belmont Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Belmont Bruins are 10-6 overall and 7-8 ATS, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers are 4-11 and 5-9 ATS. As for the betting totals, Belmont boasts a 10-5 on the OU, and Eastern Illinois is 7-7.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 201-ranked Belmont Bruins and the No. 241-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Belmont's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 82.38 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 184 at 73.4 PPG. The Bruins field goal percentage has averaged 49.14% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 20 points from Trae Anderson, but it was Tennessee State that prevailed in a 66-61 final on Wednesday at Lantz Arena.

Evan Bradds scored 22 points and helped out with 22 rebounds for Belmont on Wednesday, leading the Bruins to a 85-77 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Vadalabene Center.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Belmont
  • Belmont is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Belmont is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Belmont is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Eastern Kentucky, Thursday, January 14th
Belmont at Murray State, Thursday, January 14th