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College Basketball Betting - Houston Cougars Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds

The Houston Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Eastern Illinois Panthers pay a visit to Hofheinz Pavilion on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Houston Cougars in this one found them listed as -15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Panthers was expected to move the line.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will look to cover the spread vs the Houston Cougars on Saturday, as the Panthers are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 3-1 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 4-4 against the total, while Houston is 3-1 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 65-ranked Houston Cougars and the No. 325-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 86.12 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 211 at 75.75 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 49.6% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Illinois got 14 points from Trae Anderson but lost anyway, 64-57, to Western Illinois on Saturday at Western Hall.

The Cougars grabbed a 73-65 win over the Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Devonta Pollard at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Eastern Illinois's last 16 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Nebraska Omaha, Monday, December 21st
Houston at Grand Canyon, Monday, December 21st