Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Western Illinois Leathernecks travel to Lantz Arena to play the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Eastern Illinois as 5 point favorites. The Leathernecks come into this game with an overall record of 1-2 and a road record of 0-1. The Panthers have an overall record of 1-1 and a home record of 1-0.
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Garret Covington comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Leathernecks. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 58%. Jabari Sandifer averages 12.7 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Western Illinois. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Montell Goodwin averages 14.7 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Cornell Johnston averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 0.7 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Western Illinois averages 63 points per contest this season which ranks them 280th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -15 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 204th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 108th in the country. They average 29.5 rebounds per game and 10 assists per game which ranks them 308th and 284th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 16 per game. The Leathernecks allow 78 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 58% average from behind the arc ranking them 200th and 349th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.5 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in Division 1.
Eastern Illinois averages 67 points per game this year which ranks them 241st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team which has them sitting in the 274th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 229th and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 126th with 13 per game. The Panthers allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 21% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 35th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 281st and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the nation. The Panthers force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
Western Illinois Leathernecks Betting Trends
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 0-2 against the spread
The Western Illinois Leathernecks are 1-1 against the over/under
Eastern Illinois Panthers Betting Trends
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 1-0 against the spread
The Eastern Illinois Panthers are 0-1 against the over/under
Western Illinois Leathernecks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eastern Illinois Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Illinois -5
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