Morehead State Eagles (7-6) at Eastern Illinois Panthers (5-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Lantz Arena)
The Line: Eastern Illinois Panthers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Morehead State Eagles and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena.
The Morehead State Eagles look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 62.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. DeVon Cooper is averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Skyelar Potter is averaging 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Johni Broome is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Hunt is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 72.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 45.1 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 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 35-16 in Eagles last 51 overall. The over is 36-15 in Panthers last 51 home games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are the better team and will have the better players on the court, but the Morehead State Eagles are playing the better basketball, have looked sharper defensively and have had far more success this season against the number. Eastern Illinois should be favored in this spot, but we're getting some nice value with Morehead State and the free buckets.