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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Jacksonville State Gamecocks Over Eastern Illinois Panthers

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Eastern Illinois Panthers taking on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks betting line opened as -4.5-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 Jacksonville State Gamecocks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks sit at 5-11 (6-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Eastern Illinois Panthers are currently 3-10 (4-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Jacksonville State is 4-5-1 OU, and Eastern Illinois is 6-6 OU.

The Gamecocks - Panthers odds would favor the Gamecocks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Jacksonville State is rated No. 205 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Illinois is at No. 304.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eastern Illinois Panthers rank No. 243 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 32.15 per game. That compares with Jacksonville State’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Jacksonville State is college basketball's No. 113-ranked team at 7.25 per game, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers rate No. 114 with 7.23 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trae Anderson scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 94-84 to Tennessee Tech at Eblen Center on Thursday).

Jacksonville State got 19 points from Malcolm Drumwright en route to a 72-67 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Jacksonville State
  • Jacksonville State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • Jacksonville State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Jacksonville State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Jacksonville State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Tennessee State, Wednesday, January 6th
Jacksonville State at Austin Peay, Thursday, January 7th