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Stony Brook Seawolves vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Eastern Illinois PanthersStony Brook Seawolves
Dec 1, 2:00 PM | Stony Brook Sports Complex

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Stony Brook Seawolves Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stony Brook Sports Complex Saturday as host Stony Brook looks to handle the Eastern Illinois Panthers in NCAA hoops action.

The Seawolves currently sports a 5-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Panthers are 3-5 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Seawolves produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Panthers have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Eastern Illinois vs Stony Brook Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 55-ranked Seawolves and the No. 181-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-61 win for the Seawolves on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Stony Brook's No. 152 nationally ranked offense (69.9 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 79 at 60.8 PPG. The Seawolves have been averaging 41.7% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

Defensively, Eastern Illinois features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Stony Brook, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Eastern Illinois was a 74-72 loser at home against Central Arkansas. Eastern Illinois got 17 points from Morris Woods but lost anyway, 74-72, to Central Arkansas on Wednesday at Lantz Arena.

Last time out for Stony Brook, they were a 76-53 winner as they battled Cornell on the road. The battle between the Seawolves and Big Red didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cornell was handed a 76-53 defeat on Wednesday at Newman Arena.

Eastern Illinois Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Western Illinois are 2-8
After playing Central Arkansas are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Panthers at Seawolves trends to consider:
Eastern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
Eastern Illinois home to Western Illinois, Wednesday, December 5
Stony Brook at St. Francis NY, Tuesday, December 11