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Eastern Illinois Panthers Host the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA College Basketball Action

Eastern Illinois looks to cover the Panthers-Leathernecks pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 2-7 mark when they host Western Illinois in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Illinois Panthers betting line opened as -5-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.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Illinois Panthers bring a 2-7 record (2-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-2 Leathernecks, who are 4-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Eastern Illinois go 3-5 so far and the Western Illinois Leathernecks go 3-3.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eastern Illinois Panthers at No. 229 and the Western Illinois Leathernecks at No. 220 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks rank No. 80 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 38.22 per game. That compares with Eastern Illinois’s No. 158 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Illinois is college basketball's No. 180-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Western Illinois Leathernecks rate No. 82 with 8.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Leathernecks blew out Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 90-69 win at Western Hall.

Eastern Illinois suffered a 63-52 loss against South Alabama on Saturday, getting 17 points from Ray Crossland in a losing effort at Mitchell Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Western Illinois is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Western Illinois
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Illinois's last 5 games when playing Western Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at Butler, Thursday, December 21st
Eastern Illinois at St. Francis-Illinois, Thursday, December 21st