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Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Preview

Eastern Illinois PanthersEastern Kentucky Colonels
Feb 25, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Eastern Kentucky Colonels try to run the Panthers off the court at Paul S. McBrayer Arena in college hoops action.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonels are 12-10 ATS. Eastern Illinois is 7-14 on the totals; Eastern Kentucky is 11-10.

View Eastern Illinois vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers are listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 247 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate No. 291 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-63 victory for the Colonels.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 285 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.2 per game. That compares with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 331 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Kentucky is college basketball's No. 78-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 292 with 4.9 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 202-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.1 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 222 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois was a 75-39 loser in its last match on the road against Morehead State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Illinois was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Morehead State and falling by a 75-39 score at Ellis Johnson Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Kentucky was a 63-58 loser at home against SIU Edwardsville. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Colonels endured a 63-58 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Jaron Jones at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Morehead State are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Panthers at Colonels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Eastern Kentucky is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Eastern Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Kentucky's last 9 games when playing Eastern Illinois
Eastern Kentucky is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home