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Eastern Illinois Panthers Face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Colonels in Eastern Kentucky at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Eastern Kentucky sat as 0-point over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 3-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 3-8-1 ATS. Eastern Illinois Panthers are 4-8 on betting the total; Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 5-6-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 278-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers taking on the No. 334-rated Eastern Kentucky Colonels in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Kentucky has the nation's No. 188-rated offensive output, at 72.19 PPG. The visiting Eastern Illinois Panthers defense ranks No. 61 allowing on average 66.93 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 42.63% so far, more than the Eastern Kentucky Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.27% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Illinois earned a 61-52 victory over Morehead State on Thursday, getting 20 points from Montell Goodwin at Ellis Johnson Arena.

The Colonels got 25 points from Nick Mayo, but it was Southern Illinois-Edwardsville that prevailed in a 85-82 final on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Eastern Kentucky is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Kentucky is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Tennessee State, Thursday, January 11th
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