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Eastern Illinois Panthers visit SE Missouri State Redhawks in college basketball clash

Eastern Illinois PanthersSE Missouri State Redhawks
6-13January 25, 2014, 06:30 | Show Me Center11-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Panthers of Eastern Illinois hit the hard court against the Redhawks of SE Missouri State.

SE Missouri State will face the 6-13 Panthers, who own a 4-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Redhawks are 11-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 9-7 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Illinois Panthers vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with SE Missouri State in this one found them as -11.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 297-rated Eastern Illinois taking on the No. 215-rated Redhawks in this contest.

Eastern Illinois lost its last outing, an 84-77 result against Tennessee-Martin on January 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Eastern Illinois got 20 points from Chris Olivier but lost anyway, 84-77, to Tennessee-Martin on Thursday at Skyhawk Arena.

SE Missouri State was an 82-78 winner in its last match at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Redhawks grabbed an 82-78 win over the Cougars on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jarekious Bradley at Show Me Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and SE Missouri State has the nation's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 82.95 PPG. The visiting Panthers defense ranks No. 182 allowing on average 72.11 PPG. The Redhawks FG% has averaged 48.93% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.63% per game.

A few Panthers at Redhawks trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
Eastern Illinois is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 7 games
Eastern Illinois is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
SE Missouri State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
SE Missouri State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
SE Missouri State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next up:
Eastern Illinois home to Cleveland State, Tuesday, January 28th
SE Missouri State at UMKC, Wednesday, January 29th