Belmont Bruins vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers: 1/21/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 21, 2021

The Belmont Bruins (10-1) are big, 13-point favorites as they look to build on a seven-game winning streak when they host the Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-7) on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Curb Event Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 154.5 points.

Betting Information

Belmont vs Eastern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Belmont -13 -110 -110 154.5 -110 -112 -1115 650

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Belmont vs Eastern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Eastern Illinois (+13) Under (154.5) Belmont 81 Eastern Illinois 69

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Total Facts

  • The Bruins and their opponents have recorded more than 154.5 points in 45.5% of their outings this year (five of 11 opportunities).
  • In three of 10 opportunities (30%) this year, Eastern Illinois and its opponents have combined to score at least 154.5 points.
  • The Bruins and the Panthers combine to average 1.3 more points per game than the over/under of 154.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Bruins and the Panthers have seen their opponents average a combined 6.1 fewer points per game than the over/under of 154.5 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Bruins games this season is 0.3 less points than the total of 154.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Panthers games this season is 4.5 fewer points than the point total of 154.5 in this outing.

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Belmont Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Bruins have covered eight times in 10 contests.
  • The Bruins fare well when favored by at least 13 points, posting a 4-2 record against the spread.
  • The Bruins have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 3 times in 10 games this season.

Eastern Illinois Betting Information

  • Eastern Illinois has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 2-8 ATS.
  • When they are at least 13-point underdogs, the Panthers have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Panthers games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (5 out of 10 games, 50%).

Head to Head

Belmont vs Eastern Illinois (Last 1 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/4/2020 Belmont -11.5 149 -770 +521 Regular Season 87-55 BELM

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Belmont Leaders

  • Grayson Murphy leads the Bruins in rebounds and assists. Murphy averages 10.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Nick Muszynski leads the Bruins in scoring, averaging 16.3 per game to go with 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
  • Luke Smith contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Bruins. He knocks down 3.2 threes per game.
  • The Belmont steals leader is Smith, who averages 2.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Muszynski, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Eastern Illinois Leaders

  • Josiah Wallace is the top scorer for the Panthers with 17.5 points per game. He also adds 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game to his stats.
  • The Panthers’ leader in rebounds is George Dixon with 6.5 per contest, and their leader in assists is Marvin Johnson with 4.3 per game.
  • Mack Smith makes 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Panthers.
  • Eastern Illinois’ leader in steals is Dixon (1.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Jordan Skipper-Brown (1.3 per game).
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