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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Tennessee State Tigers Betting Preview

Tennessee State TigersEastern Illinois Panthers
Jan 19, 8:00 PM | Lantz Arena

Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds


The Panthers will be trying to slam the Tennessee State Tigers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Lantz Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 10-10 and 5-9-1 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 9-7 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 3-6, while the Tigers have a 9-6 mark.

View Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Eastern Illinois opened as 2-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 259 (Panthers) and the No. 279 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Illinois's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 70.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 220 at 69 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, Tennessee State features the nation's No. 212-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tennessee State was a 69-63 loser on the road against Austin Peay. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs. Tennessee State got 30 points from Robert Covington en route to a 69-63 loss at the hands of Tennessee State on Monday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Eastern Illinois was an 80-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Jeremy Granger was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 1 rebound but SE Missouri State still won, 80-73, over Eastern Illinois on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 2-8
After playing Austin Peay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After playing SE Missouri State are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Tigers at Panthers trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
Tennessee State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
Tennessee State is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee State
Eastern Illinois is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Tennessee State

Next up:
Tennessee State at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, January 26
Eastern Illinois home to Austin Peay, Saturday, January 21