Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Golden Eagles. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Eagles at Hooper Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 132.5 points, and Tennessee Tech is favored by -1 to win at home against Eastern Illinois.

EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS VS TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles -1

This game will be played at Hooper Eblen Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Tennessee Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Eastern Illinois Pull Off A Win at Hooper Eblen Center?

Eastern Illinois is 13-15 overall and 7-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They have gone 6-7 in non-conference play, and they are 4-9 on the road this season.

As an underdog, Eastern Illinois is 3-14, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak. They were last in action against Tennessee State, losing by a score of 78-73.

Eastern Illinois has been an above-average team vs. the spread this season, going 13-10-1. They’ve been even better on the road, going 9-3-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Eastern Illinois’ over/under record this season is 6-16-2 and the average scoring total in their games is 134.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (137.8). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line.

In their latest game, Eastern Illinois offense put up 73 points against Tennessee State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.7% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Tiger Booker, who is averaging 15.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kyndall Davis also maintains a PPG average of 10.3 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Eastern Illinois defense is giving up an average of 67.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Tennessee Tech, the Eastern Illinois defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Eastern Illinois made 20 free-throws vs. the Panthers.

Does Tennessee Tech Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

After losing their last two games, Tennessee Tech will look to get back on track tonight as they host Eastern Illinois. So far this season, the Golden Eagles have gone 3-8 at home, including a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.

Overall, Tennessee Tech is 9-19 on the year, including a 4-11 record in Ohio Valley Conference play. As the favorite, they have gone 1-2, compared to a 5-17 mark as the underdog.

As the favorite, Tennessee Tech has gone 1-2 vs. the spread this season and their overall ATS record is 12-13. At home, the Golden Eagles are 6-5 vs. the spread this year and their ATS mark in their last 10 home games is 5-4. In their last three games as the favorite, Tennessee Tech is 1-2 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Tennessee Tech games is 10-15. On average, their games have finished with 138.6 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (140.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. Over their last 10 games, their games have finished with an average of 132 points and their OU record is 3-7.

Tennessee Tech recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 77 points against SIUE. This output exceeded their season average of 67.9 points per game. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Josiah Davis with 24 points, while Jayvis Harvey also added 23 to the scoreboard.

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 213rd nationally, allowing an average of 73.6 points per contest. Tennessee Tech’s three-point defense is currently 123rd in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Tennessee Tech.