Eastern Illinois Panthers at Chicago State Cougars ATS Prediction

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The Chicago State Cougars (1-8) will be at home in the Jones Convocation Center when they go head-to-head against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (3-4). The game is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Eastern Illinois Panthers at Chicago State Cougars ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Cougars easily got past the East-West University Phantoms, 90-67, while the Panthers were blown out by the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, 104-60.

Chicago State played a perfect contest. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.590 (above their season average of 0.418) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.9 (above their season average of 25.3). For those same stats, East-West University was 0.394 and 23.4, respectively. Eastern Illinois, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 12.0 (better than their season average of 17.1). Chicago State received a boost from Rob Shaw, who recorded 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Rade Kukobat fueled Eastern Illinois with 12 points.

It will be a showdown of opposite tempos as the up-and-down Cougars will look to push the more methodical Panthers. Dating back to last season, the Cougars rank 44th in possessions per game while the Panthers are 305th.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Chicago State Cougars Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Chicago State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Eastern Illinois ranks 51st in blocks per game (4.2) while Chicago State ranks 260th (2.4).
  • The Panthers rank 193rd in assists allowed per game (13.7) while the Cougars rank 316th (18.1).
  • Chicago State ranks 66th in steals per game (7.1) while Eastern Illinois ranks 168th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
  • The Panthers rank 132nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.3) while the Cougars rank 264th (24.0).
  • Eastern Illinois ranks 188th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3) while Chicago State ranks 314th (39.5).