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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Cleveland State Vikings Betting Matchup Report

Cleveland State VikingsEastern Illinois Panthers
13-9January 28, 2014, 08:00 | Lantz Arena7-13

The Eastern Illinois Panthers host Cleveland State on Tuesday, looking to build on their 7-13 mark against the 13-9 Vikings in college hoops action at Lantz Arena.

Eastern Illinois battles the Vikings, currently sitting with a 13-9 mark (14-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-8 for the Panthers and 6-12 for the Vikings.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Eastern Illinois sat as 9.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 281-ranked Panthers and the No. 62-rated Vikings in this matchup.

Last time out for Cleveland State, they were a 69-50 winner as they battled Valparaiso at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Trey Lewis scored 17 points leading the Vikings to a 69-50 victory over Valparaiso at Wolstein Center on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois won its last outing, a 77-74 result against SE Missouri State on January 25. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Panthers grabbed a 77-74 win over the Redhawks on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Reggie Smith at Show Me Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 238 nationally ranked offense (64.9 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 65 at 66.5 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43.02% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (47.23% on average).

A few Vikings at Panthers trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland State's last 8 games
Cleveland State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Eastern Illinois is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Eastern Illinois is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Eastern Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland State at Detroit, Friday, January 31st
Eastern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 1st