Southeast Missouri State vs. Eastern Illinois - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Southeast Missouri State vs. Eastern Illinois - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Illinois Panthers (14-13) at Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (7-22)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Show Me Center)

The Line: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet in college basketball action from Show Me Center on Thursday. 

Eastern Illinois is sitting at 14-14 on the season. After falling in consecutive games to SIU-Edwardsville and Tennessee-Martin, EIU has won their last pair over Murray State and Austin Peay. 

In the win over Austin Peay, Eastern Illinois’ top scorer was Josiah Wallace with 23 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Mack Smith added 15 points, three rebounds and two assists there and George Dixon doubled up on 14 points and 11 rebounds. 

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Over on the Southeast Missouri State side, they’re 7-22 on the year. SEMO is 2-2 in their last pair, with wins over TN-Martin and SIUE prior to losses to JSU and Tennessee Tech. 

In the loss to Tennessee Tech, SEMO’s Quatarrius Wilson led the team on a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds with two assists. Skyler Hogan put up 15 points with five rebounds and two assists there, and Isaiah Gable had 13 points with two assists and one rebound. 

Southeast Missouri State is 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss. SEMO is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall. 

Meanwhile, Eastern Illinois is 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 23-11 in EIU’s last 34 after an ATS win and 40-15 in their last 55 Thursday games. 

Even though Eastern Illinois is .500 over their last four games, they’ve still been pretty darn competitive. The SIUE loss came by just two points, and the TN-Martin final score was 80-79. It’s been close in a lot of games for EIU lately, but they’re hanging in there for the most part. 

As for SEMO, they’ve put up a total of just 120 points combined in their last pair, and though they’re a decent offensive team they’ve been hit and miss recently. In any event, I probably like Eastern Illinois a little better here. 

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Andrew’s Pick Eastern Illinois Panthers -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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