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Eastern Illinois Panthers Favored by -3.5 Point Spread Against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Saturday

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Lantz Arena against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in this one, their betting line was listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 8-5 so far on the season, and 8-3 ATS vs the number. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 8-7 and 7-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Illinois go 4-7 and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks go 7-4 on betting totals.

This game puts the Eastern Illinois Panthers, most recently No. 64 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, who rate No. 233 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jacksonville State Gamecocks rank No. 227 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 84 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 60-ranked team at 8.85 per game, while the Jacksonville State Gamecocks rate No. 79 with 8.4 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gamecocks grabbed a 90-72 win over the Skyhawks on Thursday, behind a 17-point effort from Norbertas Giga at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Illinois suffered a 88-85 loss against Indiana State on Wednesday, getting 25 points from Demetrius McReynolds in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Jacksonville State is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • Jacksonville State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Jacksonville State is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Jacksonville State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Jacksonville State
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State

Next Betting Matchups

Jacksonville State home to Murray State, Thursday, January 5th
Eastern Illinois at Morehead State, Thursday, January 5th