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SIU Edwardsville Cougars visit Eastern Illinois Panthers in college basketball clash

SIU Edwardsville CougarsEastern Illinois Panthers
March 2, 5:00 PM | Lantz Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD10-20

Lantz Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Eastern Illinois Panthers and the visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Panthers sport records of 10-20 and 10-14 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 9-17 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-9-2 for the Panthers and 10-11 for the Cougars.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Eastern Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Panthers were listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 324 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 292 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 62-60.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 318 nationally ranked offense (60.1 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 208 at 67.9 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, SIU Edwardsville owns the country's No. 205-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.

SIU Edwardsville lost its last outing, a 73-43 result against Belmont on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 24.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Belmont and falling by a 73-43 score at Curb Event Center.

Eastern Illinois was a 58-50 winner in its last match on the road against Chicago State. The Panthers got 14 points from Malcolm Herron as Eastern Illinois ran past Chicago State 58-50 on Tuesday at Jones Convocation Center.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Chicago State are 0-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cougars at Panthers trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Eastern Illinois is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games at home