Eastern Illinois vs. South Alabama - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Alabama Jaguars (5-0) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Alabama Jaguars and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Saturday afternoon in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.
The South Alabama Jaguars look for their second road victory to improve on their solid 5-0 start to the season. The South Alabama Jaguars are averaging 75 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Ken Williams is averaging 13.8 points and four assists while Georgi Boyanov is averaging 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Don MuepoKelly is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Ajayi is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The South Alabama Jaguars are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The South Alabama Jaguars are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The South Alabama Jaguars have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for their third straight victory to build on a decent 3-2 start. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 70 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Demetrius McReynolds is averaging 14.6 points and three rebounds while Montell Goodwin is averaging 14.4 points and 2.6 assists. Cornell Johnston is the third double-digit scorer and Ray Crossland is grabbing five rebounds. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have won four straight home games.
The Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Ohio Valley. The Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 overall and the under is 19-7 in Jaguars last 26 non-conference games.
The South Alabama Jaguars are off to a fire start and already have a road victory over the UNLV Rebels. While Eastern Illinois has played its best ball at home, it's hard to bet against South Alabama in its current form. Give me the Jags and the reasonable line.