Looking to win big? The Eagles and Panthers face off at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The Panthers are hosting the game at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Panthers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 134.5 points.
COPPIN STATE EAGLES VS EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Eastern Illinois Panthers -6
This game will be played at Millett Hall at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Panthers.
- Not only will Eastern Illinois pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can Coppin State Secure a Road Victory?
Heading into today’s game, the Eagles are winless with a 0-5 record after their most recent loss to Miami (OH) (76-48). In their previous five road games, including those from last year, Coppin State is also 0-5. Coppin State has yet to cover the spread this season, sitting at 0-5. When playing away from home, they are 0-4 vs. the spread. In their previous ten road games, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Coppin State have had an average of 126.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 139.7 points. Their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 49 points per game.
The Eagles’ offense wrapped up their last game with 48 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 50.6 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Justin Winston, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 11.8, while Greg Spurlock also maintains a PPG average of 7 leading up to the game.
On defense, Coppin State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 76.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Miami (OH), the RedHawks finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 76 points vs. Coppin State.
Can Eastern Illinois Lock in a Home Win?
After three games, Eastern Illinois has yet to win a game, entering their fourth game with a 0-3 record. In their last three games, when they were favored, Eastern Illinois has a record of 2-1. Eastern Illinois is currently 0-3 against the spread heading into today’s game. Taking into account last season as well, Eastern Illinois has gone 3-6 ATS in their last ten games.
Eastern Illinois’ games have, on average, featured 138.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.3 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Panthers’ games have averaged 71 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.
The Eastern Illinois offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Illinois State. They posted a field goal percentage of 38.6% and connected on 6 threes. Kooper Jacobi is leading the team in scoring at 10.5 points per contest. Nakyel Shelton has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.5 going into the game.
At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 88th in the country, permitting 70.8 points per game. Eastern Illinois’ three-point defense is currently 42nd in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.6% of their shots vs. Eastern Illinois.