The Tennessee State Tigers and Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Lantz Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Tennessee State Tigers Betting Preview
The Tennessee State Tigers are averaging 77.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jr. Clay is averaging 19 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Christian Brown is averaging 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dedric Boyd is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Tennessee State Tigers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Tennessee State Tigers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Preview
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 68.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Kinyon Hodges is averaging 14.4 points and 2.7 assists, while Yaakema Rose Jr. is averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Sincere Malone is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Caleb Donaldson is dishing 2.8 assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois Trends
The Tigers are 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Panthers are 9-24-1 ATS in their last 34 home games. The over is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 overall. The underdog is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
I'm not excited to lay points with Tennessee State on the road, but we're here now. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are a bad team that's getting worse, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 9 points. Eastern Illinois is looking awful out here, and the oddsmakers are telling you that with this line. It's Tennessee State or pass for me.