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Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Face the Eastern Illinois Panthers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Cougars of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville hit the hard court against the Panthers of Eastern Illinois.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Eastern Illinois Panthers as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers currently sport a 9-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-10 ATS. The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars are 5-17 and 8-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eastern Illinois Panthers produce a 9-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars have gone 6-11-1 against the totals betting line.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers sit at No. 193 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars sit at No. 289 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Illinois's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (74.33 points per game) against a Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars defense that sits as the No. 202 at 75.32 PPG. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have been averaging 41.24% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (40.08% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville was run off the court by the Tigers on Wednesday as Tennessee State routed them 76-56 at Vadalabene Center.

The Panthers endured a 77-64 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Demetrius McReynolds at Lantz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's last 8 games
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Belmont, Monday, January 30th
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State, Thursday, February 2nd