Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Green Bay Phoenix - 12/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Green Bay Phoenix at Eastern Illinois Panthers

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4:15 PM (Lantz Arena)

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The Green Bay Phoenix (3-5) will visit the Eastern Illinois Panthers (4-4) at the Lantz Arena. Green Bay recently lost a tough one to Xavier on the road. They’ve been battle tested early with games against Purdue, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Xavier. Those are their four losses of their five losses on the year. Don’t be fooled by their 3-5 record and understand that against their competition, things will be much different.

Amari Davis scored 19 points last time out against Xavier on eight of 19 from the field. It took him 19 shots to score 19 points. JayQuan McCloud did the dirty working hauling in 11 rebounds and assisting four buckets. Green Bay averages 81.9 points per game but also allows 82.9 points per game. However, if you take out their four losses against their tough opponents, the averages slide in favor of Green Bay. Eastern Illinois is nothing like those Power 5 teams.

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Eastern Illinois’ lost their last game against Purdue FW on the road, 74-69. Eastern Illinois has had the luxury of playing a couple non division I schools and Chicago State. That’s where most of their wins are coming from.George Dixon leads the team in scoring and rebounding  with 12.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Eastern Illinois has defended well in their first eight games of the season. They’ve held opponents to 61.9 points per game while scoring 76.9 points per game. However, these stats are counting their easy match-ups against some of the worst teams in college basketball.

Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.

Panthers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

Over is 6-0 in Phoenix last 6 overall.

Over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 games following a ATS loss.

This is a classic case of looking at records and thinking one team is better than the other. Green Bay will win this game and cover. Final Score Predictions: Green Bay wins and covers ATS, as underdogs 75-67. 

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