Jacksonville State Gamecocks VS Eastern Illinois Panthers

College Basketball 09:30 PM EST

Friday

03/05/2020

ESPN+

Spread: Eastern Illinois Panthers -2

Over/Under: 137.5

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks 3/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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In Game 2 of the first round of the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, the No.6 Eastern Illinois Panthers battle it out against the No. 7 Jacksonville State Gamecocks at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Both Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State are looking for just their second title with the Panthers winning their first in 2001 while the Gamecocks won it all three years ago.

Eastern Illinois finished the season with a record of 9-9 but they were tied for fifth place with the Tennessee State Tigers. The Panthers lost the tiebreaker so they were matched up against Jacksonville State. Eastern Illinois ended their regular season strong with a 70-52 win over the SIU Edwardsville Cougars last Saturday. The team was led by G Kashawn Charles with 17 points off the bench. It was their fourth win in a row and they are looking to ride the momentum heading into the tournament.

The Panthers are averaging 74.5 points and 36.7 rebounds per game this season. They are shooting 46.0% from the field, 34.3% from the three-point area and 66.0% from the free throw line. The Panthers are allowing 68.5 points per game on 41.9% shooting. However, they have only won four out of their last ten games against Jacksonville State. In those 10 games, the Panthers are just averaging 61.8 points per game on 42.2% shooting from the field. They are also 13-15 ATS this season and 4-1 SU in their last five games.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Predictions 3/5/2020

On the other hand, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks were also playing well towards the end of the regular season, winning three of their last four games. They won their final game of the regular season 75-71 over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles last Saturday. F Kayne Henry led the team with a monster double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds while G Ty Hudson added 16 points and three boards. F Jacara Cross chipped in 15 points, two rebounds and two assists while the bench combined for a total of 21 points.

The Gamecocks are averaging 72.0 points and 36.4 rebounds per game this season while shooting 44.8% from the field, 33.4% from beyond the arc and 68.4% from the charity stripe. They are allowing opponents to score 69.4 points on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Gamecocks are 1-5 ATS in their last six games and 4-1 SU in their last five games against Eastern Illinois. Heading into the game, both Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State are 1-1 on neutral site this season.

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Eastern Illinois Panthers -2. The 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament continue on Wednesday with the second game of the night as the Eastern Illinois Panthers face off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Prediction is close 72-70 win for the Panthers over the Gamecocks.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 9:30 PM- EST

Location: Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

Date: March 5, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Eastern Illinois Panthers -2

Total Odds: 137.5

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