Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Troy Trojans - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (2-1) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-2)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
In an odd early season college basketball schedule the Troy Trojans face the Eastern Illinois Panthers for the second time.
The Troy Trojans saw their two game winning streak come to an end Thursday with a 75-51 loss at CUSA power Alabama-Birmingham as a 13 point underdog. The Blazers jumped to a 15 point lead after 20 minutes and the Trojans didn’t have the firepower to mount a comeback. UAB held a healthy 48%-26.8% shooting edge and a +12 advantage on the backboards so even though Troy had seven more shots, they had seven fewer baskets. The Trojans lone double digit scorer was Kevin Baker with 12 points with Juan Davis Jr. and Jordon Varnardo scoring nine points apiece while Varnado and DeVon Walker combined for 19 rebounds.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers avoided a three point slide by handing Western Illinois a 73-64 setback as a four point favorite. The Leathernecks had a 43%-39.7% edge in marksmanship but 21 turnovers gave the Panthers a few more baskets and their seven more makes at the charity stripe put this game in the win column. EIU had five players reach double figures in scoring with Demetrius McReynolds scoring 21 points and snaring seven boards with Ray Crossland adding 17 points and posting six steals. Montell Goodwin gave Eastern Illinois 12 points while Cornell Johnston and Muusa Dana netted ten points with Dama grabbing seven rebounds.
Troy are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall and the under is 16-5 in Troy last 21 overall while the under is 6-2 in Troy last 8 road games. The over is 7-1 in Eastern Illinois last 8 games.
It’s tough to beat the same team twice in a week but this looks like it could go either way…