Southeast Missouri State @ Eastern Illinois
Current Records: Southeast Missouri State 7-11; Eastern Illinois 2-15
What to Know
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks won both of their matches against the Eastern Illinois Panthers last season (75-44 and 94-88) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. The Redhawks and EIU will face off in an Ohio Valley battle at 4:30 p.m. ET at Lantz Arena. Southeast Missouri State will be strutting in after a win while the Panthers will be stumbling in from a loss.
Southeast Missouri State made easy work of the Tennessee State Tigers on Thursday and carried off an 85-63 victory.
Meanwhile, it’s never fun to lose, and it’s even less fun to lose 91-51, which was the final score in Eastern Illinois’ tilt against the Murray State Racers on Thursday.
Southeast Missouri State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Thursday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Southeast Missouri State is now 7-11 while the Panthers sit at 2-15. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Redhawks are 352nd worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 81 on average. EIU has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 357th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 55.5 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ETWhere: Lantz Arena — Charleston, IllinoisFollow: CBS Sports App
The Redhawks are a solid 7-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Redhawks, as the game opened with the Redhawks as a 5.5-point favorite.
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Southeast Missouri State have won seven out of their last 12 games against Eastern Illinois.
Feb 25, 2021 – Southeast Missouri State 94 vs. Eastern Illinois 88Jan 30, 2021 – Southeast Missouri State 75 vs. Eastern Illinois 44Feb 27, 2020 – Eastern Illinois 72 vs. Southeast Missouri State 70Jan 25, 2020 – Eastern Illinois 61 vs. Southeast Missouri State 59Feb 16, 2019 – Southeast Missouri State 88 vs. Eastern Illinois 79Jan 26, 2019 – Southeast Missouri State 64 vs. Eastern Illinois 59Feb 15, 2018 – Southeast Missouri State 80 vs. Eastern Illinois 73Jan 20, 2018 – Southeast Missouri State 86 vs. Eastern Illinois 74Feb 11, 2017 – Eastern Illinois 86 vs. Southeast Missouri State 80Jan 21, 2017 – Southeast Missouri State 83 vs. Eastern Illinois 71Feb 20, 2016 – Eastern Illinois 71 vs. Southeast Missouri State 68Feb 06, 2016 – Eastern Illinois 78 vs. Southeast Missouri State 69