Belmont vs Eastern Illinois Pick: Thursday, February 4th

Belmont vs Eastern Illinois Pick: Thursday, February 4th: Belmont is coming off their 14th straight win, 72-71, at Murray State on Saturday. Belmont was led by Junior guard Grayson Murphy who went for 15 points, 6 boards, and 4 assists in the win. They are a deep squad with 5 players averaging double digit points, led by 6’11 centre Nick Muszinski’s 14.9 per game, along 5.3 boards. This Belmont team is incredibly potent offensively, and are currently ranked the 17th best offense in the league, averaging 82.5 points per game, and 17.4 assists. Belmont hits 50.8% from the field, 36% from behind the arc, and 74.1% from the foul line.

Eastern Illinois is coming off snapping their 8 game losing streak in a 70-61 win at SIU Edwardsville on Tuesday night They were led by their leading scorer senior Marvin Johnson who went for 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, to add to his average of 14.1 per game so far this season. EIU had a huge push from their bench from Seniors Kashawn Charles who put up 16 points, and Jordan Skipper-Brown who added 15 of his own. That was huge because leading scorer Senior Josiah Wallace left the game with an injury after just 2 minutes. The Panthers hit 41.7% from the field, 31.2% from three, and 66.3% from the line.

Belmont vs Eastern Illinois Odds

College Basketball Odds Spread
Belmont +13 (-110)
Eastern Illinois -13 (-110)
Total 150
Where/When Lantz Arena, 8:30 PM ET

Belmont comes into Thursday night’s game against EIU on an 8-3-1 ATS run in their last 12 games and are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games on the road, with 4 of their last five road games going ‘Over’ the betting total. Meanwhile, the Panthers of EIU have failed to string ATS wins together in their last four tries. The betting favorite has covered the spread in 10 of these teams’ last 11 meetings, a run that includes the home team going 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings overall.

Belmont vs Eastern Illinois ATS Stats

College Basketball Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Belmont 12-5-1 +0.5
Eastern Illinois 4-15 -6.2