Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers (6-5) will travel to James H. Hilton Coliseum to challenge the Iowa State Cyclones (9-2). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Eastern Illinois Panthers at Iowa State Cyclones ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cyclones won big over the Alabama State Hornets, 79-53, while the Panthers fell to the Texas Longhorns, 71-59.

Iowa State played a flawless contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 and a turnover percentage of 16.7. For those same stats, Alabama State was 23.7 and 25.2, respectively. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.6 vs. 20.0). Iowa State’s Michael Jacobson had a solid performance, recording 17 points and seven rebounds. Rade Kukobat fueled Eastern Illinois with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Marial Shayok and Jacobson have played well over the last five games for Iowa State. Shayok has averaged 0 points, while Jacobson has put up 0 points a game during that span.

Eastern Illinois could have trouble getting to the free throw line in this battle. The Panthers currently rank 270th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.203, while Iowa State ranks 48th in FTA rate allowed (0.170).

Eastern Illinois at Iowa State Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Iowa State, ATS Winner – Iowa State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Eastern Illinois ranks 97th in three pointers attempted per game (23.8) while Iowa State ranks 204th in three pointers allowed per game (26.0).
  • The Cyclones rank 97th in assists per game (16.0) while the Panthers rank 181st in assists allowed per game (14.9).
  • Iowa State ranks 46th in steals allowed per game (4.5) while Eastern Illinois ranks 93rd (6.4).
  • The Cyclones rank 50th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Panthers rank 140th (2.5).
  • Iowa State averages 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 114th in the country. Eastern Illinois ranks 199th in rebounds allowed per game (37.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Cyclones’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, down from 16.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (0.9 above their season average).