The Belmont Bruins (14-1) are heavy, 14-point favorites as they attempt to extend an 11-game win streak when they visit the Eastern Illinois Panthers (4-12) on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Lantz Arena. The matchup airs at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 149.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 4, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Panthers (+14)

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (10.0 points) is considerably less than the 14-point edge DraftKings gives to the Bruins, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Panthers to cover.

Pick OU:
Under (149.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (147.4 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (149.5 points).

Prediction: Belmont 79, Eastern Illinois 69

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Bruins this season is 80.4 points, 1.6 fewer points than their implied total of 82 points in Thursday’s game.
  • So far this season, Belmont has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (82) seven times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Panthers (74.9) is 6.9 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (68).
  • Eastern Illinois has scored more than this game’s implied total of 68 points seven times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Belmont and Eastern Illinois Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 14+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bruins 10-4 3-2 9-5
Panthers 3-13 0-1 6-9-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Eastern Illinois
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/30/2021 Murray State Win 72-71 2/2/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 70-61
1/28/2021 Austin Peay Win 81-76 1/30/2021 Southeast Missouri State Loss 75-44
1/23/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Win 114-62 1/28/2021 UT Martin Loss 51-41
1/21/2021 Eastern Illinois Win 79-66 1/26/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Loss 87-74
1/16/2021 Jacksonville State Win 98-91 1/23/2021 Tennessee State Loss 65-54

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