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Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Tennessee State Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Thursday when they play host to the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Gentry Complex in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Eastern Illinois Panthers in this one, their betting line was listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Tennessee State Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee State Tigers sit at 13-9 (8-11 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Eastern Illinois Panthers are currently 10-12 (10-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Tennessee State is 9-10 OU, and Eastern Illinois is 9-11 OU.

This game puts the Tennessee State Tigers, most recently No. 128 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eastern Illinois Panthers, who rate No. 178 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee State's No. 172-ranked scoring average of 72.64 PPG, against a Eastern Illinois Panthers defense rated No. 108 and allowing 70.45 PPG. The Tennessee State Tigers FG% has averaged 44.22% to date this season, more than the Eastern Illinois Panthers shooters have managed so far (41.34% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers grabbed a 75-60 win over the Cougars on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Cornell Johnston at Lantz Arena.

The Tigers got 22 points from Tahjere McCall, but it was Belmont that prevailed in a 93-76 final on Saturday at Gentry Complex.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee State's last 5 games
  • Tennessee State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 4th
Tennessee State at Austin Peay, Saturday, February 4th