Betting on today’s Panthers and Eagles game? Catch the action at Ellis T. Johnson Arena in Morehead, KY, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Ohio Valley conference game currently have Morehead State as the -15 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 130 points.

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS VS MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Illinois Panthers +15

This game will be played at Ellis T. Johnson Arena at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Morehead State winning straight-up, we like Eastern Illinois at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Panthers Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Eastern Illinois is coming off a win over Southern Indiana, 81-71. The Panthers are 11-13 overall and 5-6 in Ohio Valley games. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference action.

On the road, Eastern Illinois has gone 4-7 this year, and they have a scoring margin of -8.4 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6.

Eastern Illinois has been a solid bet on the road this season, going 7-3-1 ATS away from home. Their overall ATS record for the year is 9-10-1, but they have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Panthers have gone 6-8-1 ATS this season and are just 3-6-1 in their last 10 games as the dog. However, they have gone 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread.

Eastern Illinois’ over/under record for the season is 5-13-2 and today’s line of 130 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.7). Their games have finished with less than 130 points seven times this year. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2.

Eastern Illinois finished with 81 points in their game against Southern Indiana. This total surpasses their season-average of 68.9 points per game. Tiger Booker is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.1. Meanwhile, Nakyel Shelton also brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 68th in the country, permitting 67.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Southern Indiana, the Screaming Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 71 points vs. Eastern Illinois.

Will the Eagles Find a Way to Win at Home?

Morehead State comes into this game with a record of 19-5 and winners of six straight games. They are 10-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play and have a perfect 7-0 record at home this season.

On the year, the Eagles have been favored in 13 games, going 12-1 in those matchups. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.3 points per game.

Morehead State has been outstanding against the spread this season, going 15-4-1. They have yet to lose against the spread at home, going 7-0, and have an ATS mark of 11-2 when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are 8-2 vs. the spread.

Morehead State’s over/under record for the season is 10-10, and today’s line of 130 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (137.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 130 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Morehead State’s offense scored 79 points against SIUE. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.1%, and they went 20/30 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 91st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 161st in percentage and 44th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 8th rank in the nation, allowing 62.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.5 threes per game vs. Eastern Illinois. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.5%.