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Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Nebraska Omaha Mavericks - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-6) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-7)

College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Cox Pavillion)

The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Eastern Illinois Panthers search for a much needed win against the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks.

The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks have been lighting up the scoreboard routinely but opponents have done plenty of scoring as well. The Maverick offense came up just short in a 76-75 loss at Wyoming that snapped a two game winning  streak on Saturday. The Cowboys did their damage on 47% shooting but the Mavericks did their damage on 38.6% with eight more looks at the basket keeping the game tight. Tre’Shawn Thurman paced Nebraska Omaha with 20 points and six boards on 8-14 from the floor with Jake White adding 17 points and 13 rebounds. Devin Patterson netted 14 points and handed out five helpers with Tre-Deon Hollins chipping in with eight points. 

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Nebraska Omaha Mavericks - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Eastern Illinois Panthers have had problems getting both their scoring and defense on the same page. The Panthers are coming off an 81-65 defat at Houston that ran their losing streak to three games. The Cougars led by four at the half before exploding over the final 20 minutes to win easily. UH held a 47%-44%  shooting edge with ten bombs, more field goals and eight more free throws. The Panthers received 19 points from Cornell Johnston on 6-8shooting followed by a 13 point, six pull effort from Demetrisu McReynolds. Patrick Muldoon scored ten points and Trae Anderson tossed in eight and snagged six boards.

Eastern Illinois are 3-8 in their last 11 neutral site games. I don’t like the way Nebraska Omaha allows points and I don’t like the way Eastern Illinois can’t get solid performances at both ends of the floor. Points or not this is a coin flip…

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Eastern Illinois +7

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