Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. SIU-Edwardsville Cougars: 1/26/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 26, 2021

The Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-9) will look to break a five-game win streak when they host the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (4-5) on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Lantz Arena as 6.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s point total is 143.5.

Betting Information

Eastern Illinois vs SIU-Edwardsville Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Eastern Illinois -6.5 -110 -110 143.5 -113 -108 -295 230

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Eastern Illinois vs SIU-Edwardsville
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
SIU-Edwardsville (+6.5) Over (143.5) Eastern Illinois 75 SIU-Edwardsville 70

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Total Facts

  • The Panthers and their opponents have combined to score more than 143.5 points in 58.3% of their games this year (seven of 12 opportunities).
  • In two of nine outings (22.2%) this year, SIU-Edwardsville and its opponents have combined to score more than 143.5 points.
  • The Panthers and the Cougars combine to average 5.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 143.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 151 points per game, 7.5 more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Panthers average point total in outings this season is 147, 3.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Cougars this year is 1.8 points less than this game’s over/under.

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Eastern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Panthers have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 2-10 record.
  • The Panthers have struggled to cover, going just 0-3 ATS when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • Eastern Illinois and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 5 of 12 games this season (41.7%).

SIU-Edwardsville Betting Information

  • SIU-Edwardsville has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 5-3 ATS.
  • In most of Cougars games this year, the teams have not hit the over (3 out of 8 games, 37.5%).

Head to Head

Eastern Illinois vs SIU-Edwardsville (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Eastern Illinois -4 143 -191 +153 Regular Season 70-52 EILL
2/13/2020 Eastern Illinois -11 140.5 -694 +477 Regular Season 76-74 SIUE
2/14/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-65 EILL
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-81 EILL

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Eastern Illinois Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Panthers this season is Josiah Wallace, who averages 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.
  • George Dixon leads Eastern Illinois in rebounding, averaging 5.9 per game, while Marvin Johnson leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.0 in each contest.
  • Mack Smith leads his teammates on the Panthers with 2.1 made threes per outing.
  • The Eastern Illinois steals leader is Johnson, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jordan Skipper-Brown, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

SIU-Edwardsville Leaders

  • Sidney Wilson averages 12.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Cougars.
  • SIU-Edwardsville’s leader in rebounds is Mike Adewunmi with 5.8 per game, and its leader in assists is Courtney Carter with 4.0 per game.
  • Iziah James is reliable from deep and leads the Cougars with 1.3 made threes per game.
  • SIU-Edwardsville’s leader in steals is Carter (1.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Lamar Wright (1.7 per game).
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