Eastern Illinois Panthers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers (9-7, 2-1 OVC) will be at Hooper Eblen Arena to challenge the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (6-10, 2-1 OVC) in an OVC matchup. The game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Eastern Illinois Panthers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Golden Eagles were victorious over the SIUE Cougars, 78-69, while the Panthers were beaten by the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, 69-62.

The Golden Eagles had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.396 (above their season average of 0.220) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.490). Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (10-14; 71.4 percent). Micaiah Henry played a pivotal role for Tennessee Tech with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Eastern Illinois received a boost from Josiah Wallace, who put up 14 points.

The Panthers won the sole game between these two teams last season, 79-71. Eastern Illinois’ 0.663 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Tennessee Tech, who had a rate of 0.468. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Conflicting styles will be on display in this matchup. Tennessee Tech has preferred an up-tempo style of play (40th in possessions per game), while Eastern Illinois has been more methodical (161st in possessions per game).

Eastern Illinois Panthers at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Tennessee Tech, ATS Winner – Tennessee Tech, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tennessee Tech averages 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 116th in the country. Eastern Illinois ranks 228th in rebounds allowed per game (38.3).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 37th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Panthers rank 107th (3.3).
  • Tennessee Tech ranks 145th in assists per game (13.3) while Eastern Illinois ranks 207th in assists allowed per game (15.4).
  • The Panthers rank 141st in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Golden Eagles rank 229th (19.7).
  • Eastern Illinois averages 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 103rd in the country. Tennessee Tech ranks 179th in steals allowed per game (8.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Golden Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.6, down from 7.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 74.4 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 81.6 points per game (5.6 above their season average).