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Tennessee State Tigers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Eastern Illinois Panthers

The Eastern Illinois Panthers host Tennessee State on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-9 mark against the 6-9 Tigers in college basketball betting action at Lantz Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tennessee State Tigers opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Tennessee State Tigers vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers sit at 6-9 (4-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Tennessee State Tigers are currently 6-9 (3-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Eastern Illinois is 4-9 OU, and Tennessee State is 6-4 OU.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 267-rated Tennessee State Tigers taking on the No. 279-rated Eastern Illinois Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Eastern Illinois's No. 252-ranked offense, averaging 65.47 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 84 at 68.93 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 40.99% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee State suffered a 87-81 loss against Tennessee Tech on Saturday, getting 20 points from Delano Spencer in a losing effort at Gentry Complex.

The Panthers grabbed a 54-53 win over the Colonels on Saturday, behind a 18-point effort from Muusa Dama at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tennessee State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tennessee State
  • Eastern Illinois is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tennessee State

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee State at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Saturday, January 13th
Eastern Illinois at Belmont, Saturday, January 13th