Eastern Illinois vs UT Martin: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 27, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 27, 2021 - Last Updated on March 4, 2021

The UT Martin Skyhawks (7-16) will look to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Eastern Illinois Panthers (9-17) on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Lantz Arena as heavy, 13-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The point total for the matchup is set at 142.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 27, 2021, 2:21 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Skyhawks (+13)

The model favors the Panthers by 9.3 points, a much smaller margin than the 13-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Skyhawks to cover.

Pick OU:
Over (142.5)

The model’s predicted total (143.2 points) and the DraftKings set total (142.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Eastern Illinois 76, UT Martin 67

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 Panthers’ average implied point total this season is 3.6 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (74.4 implied points on average compared to 78 implied points in this game).
  • Eastern Illinois will look to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (78) for the seventh time this season.
  • The 76.5-point average implied total on the season for the Skyhawks is 11.5 more points than the team’s 65-point implied total in this matchup.
  • UT Martin is trying to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (65) for the 13th time this season.

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

Eastern Illinois and UT Martin Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 13+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Panthers 7-19 0-1 14-11-1
Skyhawks 8-14 0-0 10-12

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

Last 5 Games

Eastern Illinois

UT Martin
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/25/2021 Southeast Missouri State Loss 94-88 2/25/2021 SIU-Edwardsville Loss 66-53
2/20/2021 Austin Peay Win 76-69 2/20/2021 Morehead State Loss 79-69
2/18/2021 Murray State Win 68-59 2/18/2021 Eastern Kentucky Loss 89-72
2/13/2021 Tennessee Tech Loss 80-67 2/13/2021 Murray State Loss 84-55
2/11/2021 Jacksonville State Loss 76-64 2/11/2021 Austin Peay Loss 71-50

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