Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. SIU-Edwardsville Cougars: January 12, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-5) visit the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (3-4) in a matchup of OVC teams at Vadalabene Center, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The Panthers are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points.

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 -5.5 -112 -110 141.5 -109 -113 -248 198

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Eastern Illinois vs SIU-Edwardsville
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
SIU-Edwardsville (+5.5) Over (141.5) SIU-Edwardsville 72 Eastern Illinois 71

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Total Facts

  • In four of eight opportunities (50%) this year, the Panthers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 141.5 points.
  • SIU-Edwardsville and its opponents have combined to score more than 141.5 points in one of seven opportunities (14.3%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 1.1 less points per game (140.4) than this matchup’s over/under of 141.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.0 more points per game (144.5) than this game’s over/under of 141.5 points.
  • The Panthers average point total in matchups this season is 146.8, 5.3 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Cougars games this season have averaged a total of 138.1 points, 3.4 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

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Eastern Illinois Betting Information

  • Eastern Illinois has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 2-6 record.
  • The Panthers have posted a losing record of 0-2 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • Eastern Illinois has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 3 times in 8 contests (37.5%).

SIU-Edwardsville Betting Information

  • The Cougars have a winning record against the spread, going 4-2 ATS (covering 66.7% of the time).
  • In most of SIU-Edwardsville’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 6 games, 33.3%).

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

  • Josiah Wallace leads the Panthers in scoring, tallying 17.5 points per game to go with 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
  • George Dixon is the Panthers leading rebounder, pulling down 6.8 per game, while Marvin Johnson is their best passer, averaging 4.2 assists in each contest.
  • Mack Smith provides the most three-point shooting production for the Panthers. He makes 2.4 threes per game.
  • Dixon is Eastern Illinois’ leader in steals, averaging 2.0 steals per game, while Jordan Skipper-Brown leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

SIU-Edwardsville Leaders

  • Sidney Wilson is the top scorer for the Cougars with 13.3 points per game. He also adds 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • Mike Adewunmi has a stat line of 5.9 rebounds, 11.7 points and 0.7 assists per game for SIU-Edwardsville to take the top rebound spot on the team. Courtney Carter holds the top spot for assists with 4.4 per game, adding 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per matchup.
  • Shamar Wright leads the Cougars in three-point shooting with an average of 1.3 made threes per game.
  • SIU-Edwardsville’s leader in steals is Carter (2.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Philip Pepple Jr. (2.5 per game).
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