Eastern Illinois vs. Belmont - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Belmont Bruins (12-6) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.
The Belmont Bruins look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 75.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Amanze Egekeze is averaging 17.9 points and 6.4 rebounds while Dylan Windler is averaging 16 points and 2.5 assists. Kevin McClain is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Hopkins is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have won four straight road games.
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 62.6 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Montell Goodwin is averaging 13.8 points and 2.5 assists while Jajuan Starks is averaging 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Muusa Dama is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Terrell Lewis is dishing 4.8 assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Panthers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have won four of their last five home games.
The Bruins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Panthers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bruins are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are one of the worst offensive teams in the country, so this makes for a bad matchup when you consider Belmont shoots 47 percent from the field and has scored 76 or more points in three of its last five games. Eastern Illinois is also 4-10 ATS this season, while the Belmont Bruins are 11-5 ATS this season. Give me the Belmont Bruins in a blowout victory.