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Eastern Illinois Panthers Face the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Tennessee Tech looks to cover the Golden Eagles-Panthers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-5 mark when they host Eastern Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Eastern Illinois Panthers before tip-off in this one found them as 10-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles currently sport a 8-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-3-1 ATS. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 3-9 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eastern Illinois Panthers have gone 5-6 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 238-rated Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the No. 328-ranked Eastern Illinois Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee Tech's No. 81-ranked scoring average of 78.15 PPG, against a Eastern Illinois Panthers defense rated No. 184 and allowing 73.08 PPG. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 43.75% to date this season, more than the Eastern Illinois Panthers shooters have managed so far (41.45% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers blew out Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-53 win at Lantz Arena.

The Golden Eagles were hammered by Iowa on Tuesday, losing by a 85-63 final at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games on the road
  • Tennessee Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Tennessee Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tennessee Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Tennessee Tech is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State, Saturday, January 2nd
Tennessee Tech at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 2nd