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Eastern Illinois Panthers visit Bradley Braves in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Bradley Braves hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Eastern Illinois Panthers pay a visit to Carver Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Bradley Braves betting line opened as -7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Bradley Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Eastern Illinois Panthers have watched them go 2-4 and 2-3 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Bradley Braves are at 6-1 and 4-1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bradley Braves are 0-5-1, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers have a 3-2 mark.

The Braves - Panthers odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Bradley is rated No. 79 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Illinois is at No. 153.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Bradley's No. 235-ranked scoring average of 67.86 PPG, against a Eastern Illinois Panthers defense rated No. 152 and allowing 71.83 PPG. The Bradley Braves FG% has averaged 42.11% to date this season, less than the Eastern Illinois Panthers shooters have managed so far (45.35% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jajuan Starks went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Marquette handed Eastern Illinois a 86-83 defeat at Bradley Center.

The Braves got 19 points from Darrell Brown as Bradley ran past Georgia Southern 62-57 on Saturday at Carver Arena.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wednesday, December 6th
Bradley at San Diego State, Sunday, December 3rd