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Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Eastern Illinois Panthers

The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Panthers in Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Illinois Panthers betting line opened as -1-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers sport a record of 7-13 and 8-11 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have 10-11 and 7-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-9 for the Eastern Illinois Panthers and 5-10 for the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 204 (Eastern Illinois) and the No. 215 (Tennessee-Martin) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Illinois has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 69.4 PPG. The visiting Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 70.81 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 43.09% so far, more than the Eastern Illinois Skyhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.51% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kedar Edwards scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Skyhawks to a win (they lost 68-60 to SE Missouri State at Show Me Center on Sunday).

Trae Anderson scored 20 points leading the Panthers to a 87-86 victory over Austin Peay at Winfield Dunn Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee-Martin is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Tennessee-Martin is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee-Martin's last 6 games
  • Tennessee-Martin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Eastern Illinois is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Tennessee-Martin
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee-Martin

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee-Martin home to Murray State, Saturday, January 30th
Eastern Illinois at SIU Edwardsville, Saturday, January 30th