The Eastern Illinois Panthers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Eastern Illinois Panthers look for their fourth win. The Iowa Hawkeyes look for their ninth win.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 66.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kinyon Hodges is averaging 12.4 points and 2.7 assists, while Yaakema Rose Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and 4 rebounds. Sincere Malone is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Caleb Donaldson is dishing 2.2 assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 83.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Kris Murray is averaging 19.4 points and 10.1 rebounds, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Filip Rebraca is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Perkins is dishing 3 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 40-19-3 ATS in their last 62 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Hawkeyes last 7 overall.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are obviously head and shoulders the better team and have the ability to smoke the boots of Eastern Illinois. However, Iowa has also allowed teams to hang around at times this season, and this is the last game before a week off. Possible look ahead spot toward a break. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are also playing their best ball right now, which includes 49.5 percent shooting in their last 5 games. I'll take a shot with the road dog.