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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

SE Missouri State RedhawksEastern Illinois Panthers
12-12February 08, 2014, 03:00 | Lantz Arena9-14

The Eastern Illinois Panthers host SE Missouri State on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-14 mark against the 12-12 Redhawks in college hoops action at Lantz Arena.

The Panthers sit at 9-14 (7-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Redhawks are currently 12-12 (9-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Eastern Illinois is 12-8 OU, and SE Missouri State is 12-8 OU.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Redhawks were listed as -2-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 194-rated SE Missouri State taking on the No. 279-rated Panthers in this contest.

SE Missouri State was a 93-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Tyler Stone chucked in a team-high 37 points for SE Missouri State on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 93-88 at Vadalabene Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 91-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Panthers used a 30-point performance from Sherman Blanford to help Eastern Illinois smack Tennessee-Martin 91-79 on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 219-rated offensive output, at 66.65 PPG. The visiting Redhawks defense ranks No. 246 allowing on average 78.46 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 43.89% so far, less than the Redhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.59% per game.

A few Redhawks at Panthers trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
SE Missouri State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Eastern Illinois is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Illinois is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
SE Missouri State home to Tennessee-Martin, Wednesday, February 12th
Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, Thursday, February 13th