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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Eastern Illinois PanthersNorthwestern Wildcats
11-21November 09, 2013, 08:30 | Welsh-Ryan Arena13-19

Welsh-Ryan Arena will host Northwestern Wildcats vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Panthers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 0-0 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 10-10-2 against the total, while Northwestern is 12-13-1 versus the number.

View Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as -13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Wildcats sit at No. 311 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 166 on the same chart.

In their last action, Eastern Illinois was a 78-68 loser on the road against SE Missouri State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers endured a 78-68 loss at the hands of the Redhawks on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Josh Piper at Municipal Auditorium.

Northwestern was a 73-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Reggie Hearn scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 73-59 to Iowa at United Center on Thursday).

Next up:
Eastern Illinois home to Olivet Nazarene, Wednesday, November 13th
Northwestern at Stanford, Thursday, November 14th