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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Morehead State Eagles College Basketball Betting Preview

The Morehead State Eagles hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Eastern Illinois Panthers pay a visit to Ellis Johnson Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Morehead State Eagles betting line opened as -3.5-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 Morehead State Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Morehead State Eagles battles the Eastern Illinois Panthers, currently sitting with a 4-9 mark (2-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-4 for the Morehead State Eagles and 4-7 for the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 280-ranked Morehead State Eagles and the No. 278-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Morehead State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (72.85 points per game) against a Eastern Illinois Panthers defense that sits as the No. 78 at 68.08 PPG. The Morehead State Eagles have been averaging 43.8% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (41.66% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers got 21 points from Montell Goodwin, but it was Austin Peay that prevailed in a 70-54 final on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.

The Eagles got 15 points from Londell King, but it was Jacksonville State that prevailed in a 76-69 final on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Morehead State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Morehead State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Morehead State is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 6th
Morehead State at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Saturday, January 6th