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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers College Basketball Betting Preview

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks


Eastern Illinois Panthers
Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Lantz Arena

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Eastern Illinois Panthers try to run the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks off the court at Lantz Arena in college hoops action.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Eastern Illinois Panthers betting line opened as 0-point in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 15-11 and 14-10 ATS Eastern Illinois Panthers will face the 16-9 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, who own a 11-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eastern Illinois Panthers are 8-6 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are 4-9.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eastern Illinois Panthers rated this week at No. 259 and the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks sitting at No. 83.

How Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Illinois's No. 238-ranked scoring average of 61.04 PPG, against a Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks defense rated No. 98 and allowing 63.92 PPG. The Eastern Illinois Panthers FG% has averaged 43.24% to date this season, less than the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks shooters have managed so far (47.23% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Skyhawks grabbed a 67-61 win over the Governors on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Marshun Newell at Skyhawk Arena.

Eastern Illinois suffered a 80-63 loss against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 15 points from Dylan Chatman in a losing effort at Vadalabene Center.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Odds Trends

Tennessee-Martin is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tennessee-Martin's last 10 games
Tennessee-Martin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee-Martin is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Eastern Illinois is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Eastern Illinois is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Eastern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 6 games when playing Tennessee-Martin

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee-Martin at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, February 21st
Eastern Illinois at SE Missouri State, Sunday, February 22nd