Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21

Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (1-9) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Lantz Arena)

The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles need a win here to rebound from a 1-9 record. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are averaging 59.4 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 13.8 points and 2.2 rebounds while Damaria Franklin is averaging 11.8 points and 1.5 assists. Keishawn Davidson is the third double-digit scorer and Kenny White Jr. is dishing one assist. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 72.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Josiah Wallace is averaging 17.7 points and 2.7 assists while Marvin Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Mack Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Sammy Friday IV is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 41.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

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The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Golden Eagles last 7 overall. The over is 41-17 in Panthers last 58 home games.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are one of those teams that can't get out of their own way, can't win or cover games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have had little success this season, but they've shown more flashes than Tennessee Tech and that's good enough for me. Oddsmakers are clearly telling you just how bad Tennessee Tech is with this line. I'll lay the chalk with Eastern Illinois.

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Randy’s Pick Eastern Illinois Panthers -9

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

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