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Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Eastern Illinois Panthers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Western Hall against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Western Illinois sat as -1-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 2-6 so far on the season, and 0-4 ATS vs the number. The Eastern Illinois Panthers, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Illinois go 2-2 and the Eastern Illinois Panthers go 3-5 on betting totals.

The Leathernecks - Panthers odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Illinois is rated No. 295 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Illinois is at No. 105.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Illinois's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 71.75 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 116 at 69 PPG. The Leathernecks field goal percentage has averaged 45.92% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.65% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cornell Johnston scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 80-70 to Northern Kentucky at BB on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Western Illinois is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Western Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Western Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Illinois at Missouri, Saturday, December 17th
Western Illinois at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Saturday, December 17th