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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Central Arkansas Bears Betting Matchup Report

Central Arkansas BearsEastern Illinois Panthers
Nov 28, 8:00 PM | Lantz Arena

Central Arkansas Bears vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds


Lantz Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Eastern Illinois Panthers and the visiting Central Arkansas Bears in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Bears will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 2-2 ATS. Central Arkansas is 0-0 against the total, while Eastern Illinois is 0-0 versus the number.

View Central Arkansas vs Eastern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers - Bears odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Illinois is rated No. 181 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Arkansas is at No. 10. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-65 win for the Bears.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 325-rated offensive output, at 57.1 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 280 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Arkansas owns the country's No. 285-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 318 in scoring at home.

Central Arkansas was a 71-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Sacramento State. Central Arkansas suffered a 71-68 loss against Sacramento State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jarvis Garner in a losing effort at Farris Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 64-44 winner in its last match at home against Houston Baptist. Eastern Illinois cruised to victory on Saturday, running Houston Baptist out of the gym and running up a 64-44 score at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Stony Brook are 1-0
After playing Houston Baptist are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Bears at Panthers trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Eastern Illinois is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Central Arkansas home to Tennessee-Martin, Wednesday, December 5
Eastern Illinois at Stony Brook, Saturday, December 1