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Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Winfield Dunn Center
Clarksville, Tennessee.
The Line
The Line: Austin Peay -13 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Eastern Illinois Panthers and Austin Peay Governors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Winfield Dunn Center.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are averaging 71.7 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Josiah Wallace is averaging 15.4 points and three assists while Mack Smith is averaging 12.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Ben Harvey is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Shareef Smith is dishing four assists. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Eastern Illinois Panthers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Austin Peay Governors look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 82.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 18.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Chris Porter-Bunton is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists. Steve Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Glotta is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have won four of their last five home games.

The Panthers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Governors are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ohio Valley and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Panthers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Governors last 10 overall. The over is 14-6 in Panthers last 20 overall.

The Austin Peay Governors are playing their best ball of the season at the moment and have covered seven of their last eight home games. The Eastern Illinois Panthers are an impressive 9-4-1 ATS on the road this season and despite their road losses, they're only losing by an average of 6.7 points. Eastern Illinois also already beat Austin Peay this season despite being a six-point underdog, a game in which they shot 54.5 percent from the field and made 10 threes. I'll take a shot with the free points.

Pick:
Eastern Illinois +13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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