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
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.
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)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|Eastern Illinois||UT Martin|
|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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