The Chicago State Cougars (1-1) will travel to Lantz Arena to meet the Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-2) in their home opener. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 145 points with Eastern Illinois set as a 19.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Chicago State Cougars vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Preview
In the Cougars’ last game, they lost to the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 98-85. With 19 points on 5-for-19 shooting, Xavier Johnson was Chicago State’s leading scorer. Loyola Maryland had a much better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 18.3). Chicago State, on the other hand, did a great job of getting and making free throws (25-35; 71.4 percent).
The Panthers are trying to rebound after their 65-52 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in their last contest. With 11 points and eight rebounds, Eastern Illinois’ George Dixon had a good outing. Wisconsin did a terrific job of making free throws (20-24; 83.3 percent). Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (14.2 vs. 14.4).
Chicago State at Eastern Illinois Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Eastern Illinois, ATS Winner – Eastern Illinois, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Panthers rank 162nd in assists per game (13.4) while the Cougars rank 293rd in assists allowed per game (16.9).
Eastern Illinois ranks 153rd in steals per game (6.2) while Chicago State ranks 263rd in steals allowed per game (7.6).
Eastern Illinois ranks 153rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while Chicago State ranks 327th (14.9).
The Panthers rank 152nd in rebounds per game (35.6) while the Cougars rank 300th (31.4).
Eastern Illinois ranks 109th in blocks per game (3.7) while Chicago State ranks 249th (2.2).