Eastern Illinois vs. Western Illinois - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (1-2) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Saturday night in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 63 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Garret Covington is averaging 18 points and five rebounds while Jabari Sandifer is averaging 14 points and two assists. Dalan Ancrum is the third double-digit scorer and C.J. Duff is dishing two assists. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are allowing 58.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers could also use a bounce back victory to get back to a .500 record. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 68 points on 37.8 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Montell Goodwin is averaging 14.7 points and 2.3 rebounds while Cornell Johnston is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 assists. Demetrius McReynolds is the third double-digit scorer and Casey Teson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 88.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Leathernecks are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Summit. The Leathernecks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Western Illinois has really struggled out of the gate and isn't getting much going on the offensive end. Eastern Illinois has lost two games by a combined eight points and has been very tough to beat recently at home. The Eastern Illinois Panthers and the small line at home is probably one of the better bets on the board for Saturday.