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Morehead State favored by 7 against Eastern Illinois on Thursday

Eastern Illinois PanthersMorehead State Eagles
Feb 23, 7:30 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Morehead State Eagles Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD15-14

The Morehead State Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Ellis Johnson Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

This season, the Eagles are 15-14 overall and 10-15 ATS ATS, while the Panthers are 12-15 and 9-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Morehead State boasts a 8-17 on the OU, and Eastern Illinois is 7-13.

View Eastern Illinois vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Eagles as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 233-ranked Eagles and the No. 291-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-63 win for the Eagles on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Morehead State's No. 288-ranked scoring average of 62 PPG, against a Panthers defense rated No. 198 and allowing 67.5 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, less than the Panthers shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Illinois owns the country's No. 197-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Morehead State, on the other hand, rates No. 261 in scoring at home.

Eastern Illinois was a 67-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Panthers endured a 67-63 loss at the hands of the Flames on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Jeremy Granger at Lantz Arena.

Morehead State was a 73-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Morehead State suffered a 73-60 loss against Bowling Green on Saturday, getting 18 points from Ty Proffitt in a losing effort at Stroh Center.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 3-7
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 0-2
After a loss are 2-8

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-1
After playing Bowling Green are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Panthers at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Eastern Illinois is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Morehead State's last 8 games at home
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Eastern Illinois
Morehead State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Morehead State's last 7 games

Next up:
Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 25
Morehead State home to SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 25