Betting on today’s Panthers and Redbirds game? Catch the action at CEFCU Arena in Normal, IL, as the Redbirds hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 139.5 points, and the Redbirds are the home favorites against the Panthers in a non-conference matchup.
EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS VS ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Eastern Illinois Panthers +12
This game will be played at CEFCU Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Redbirds.
- Even though we have Illinois State winning straight-up, we like Eastern Illinois at +12.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Does Eastern Illinois Stand a Chance on the Road?
Eastern Illinois brings their season record of 0-2 into today’s game vs. Eastern Illinois. In the last ten road games, Eastern Illinois posted a 1-9 record, which includes last year. Looking at Eastern Illinois’ record vs. the spread so far, they come into today’s matchup with a record of 0-2. Over their last ten games, which spans last season, Eastern Illinois has accumulated an ATS record of 4-5.
So far, Eastern Illinois’ games have averaged 143 points per game with the average over/under line being 140.5 points. The Panthers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 67 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The Eastern Illinois offense is coming off a game in which they scored 65 points vs. Loyola Chicago. Overall their field goal percentage was 34.8% while connecting on 6 threes. Tiger Booker led the scoring for the Panthers, contributing 12 points. Additionally, Jermaine Hamlin chipped in with 11 points.
At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 74th in the country, permitting 71.3 points per game.
Will the Redbirds Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
Entering their 2nd game, Eastern Illinois will take on Eastern Illinois with a mark of 0-1. At home, Eastern Illinois has a 0-5 record over their last five games, including last year. Eastern Illinois has an ATS record of 0-1 as they take the floor vs. Eastern Illinois. Eastern Illinois has an ATS record of 3-5-1 in their last ten games, which includes results from last season.
Coming off their opening game, Illinois State’s over/under record is 1-0-0, after going 19-13-0 last season. The Redbirds have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 74 points per game.
The Eastern Illinois offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Saint Louis. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.3% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Redbirds was Malachi Poindexter with 19 points, while Dalton Banks also chipped in with 17 points.
So far, the Redbirds’ defense is ranked 58th in the country at 68.0 points per contest.