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Evansville @ Eastern Illinois

Current Records: Evansville 2-6; Eastern Illinois 1-5

What to Know

The Evansville Aces will square off against the Eastern Illinois Panthers on the road at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at Lantz Arena. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

It looks like the Aces got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They came up short against the Akron Zips this past Wednesday, falling 69-60.

As for EIU, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They fell just short of the Albany Great Danes by a score of 64-62.

Evansville is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Wednesday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Evansville is now 2-6 while EIU sits at 1-5. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: Evansville is stumbling into the contest with the 11th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 60.9 on average. The Panthers have had an even harder time: they are ninth worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 60.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Lantz Arena -- Charleston, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Aces are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Aces as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Evansville won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Dec 09, 2020 - Evansville 68 vs. Eastern Illinois 65