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
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.
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)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|1/28/2021||Austin Peay||Win||81-76||1/30/2021||Southeast Missouri State||Loss||75-44|
|1/16/2021||Jacksonville State||Win||98-91||1/23/2021||Tennessee State||Loss||65-54|
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