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Western Illinois Leathernecks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Eastern Illinois Panthers

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will be trying to slam the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Lantz Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Illinois Panthers were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Eastern Illinois Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will look to cover the spread vs the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Saturday, as the Leathernecks are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 1-1 ATS. Western Illinois is 1-1 against the total, while Eastern Illinois is 0-2 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 204 (Eastern Illinois) and the No. 294 (Western Illinois) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Eastern Illinois's No. 181-ranked offense, averaging 73 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 117 at 68 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 43.17% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.26% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Illinois got 19 points from Garret Covington but lost anyway, 74-71, to Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday at Western Hall.

The Panthers endured a 74-69 loss at the hands of the Billikens on Thursday, despite a 18-point effort from Cornell Johnston at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games
  • Western Illinois is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Western Illinois's last 8 games on the road
  • Western Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Eastern Illinois is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Eastern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Illinois
  • Eastern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois home to Crown College, Wednesday, November 23rd
Eastern Illinois at Troy, Monday, November 21st