Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gamecocks vs Panthers CBB Odds
Looking for Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Gamecocks taking on the Panthers on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Gamecocks Panthers matchup.
21-8 (8-7 A) Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers 14-15 (7-4 A)
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Jacksonville State -7
CBB Betting Total: 139
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Thursday night will see a matchup between Ohio Valley Conference rivals Jacksonville State and Eastern Illinois at Charleston’s Lantz Arena.
This will be the second times these teams have met this season, with the first meeting coming in Jacksonville back on January 10. That game was a fight to the finish, as the Gamecocks pulled out a 69-62 victory.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
For the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, this game could have big implications on the team’s Ohio Valley Conference standings. Currently neck-and-neck with Austin Peay at 13-3 in the conference, the Gamecocks are just one game back of both Belmont and Murray State.
To beat the Panthers, Jacksonville State will need big games from guard Jamall Gregory and forward Jason Burnell. Back on February 23 against Eastern Kentucky, Gregory and Burnell were clutch in a double-OT victory.
Gregory finished the game with 21 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Burnell added 20 points and eight rebounds of his own.
Eastern Illinois Panthers
It’s been a rocky road for the Eastern Illinois Panthers, as coach Jay Spoonhour’s team just hasn’t been able to string together wins. The 201-ranked offense in the nation, the Panthers average just 72.0 points per game while giving up 76.8 points.
For the Panthers to have a chance against Jacksonville State, it’ll be up to its core of guards to get the job done on both ends of the floor.
Sophomores Josiah Wallace (15.0 points, 3.0 assists) and Mack Smith (12.7 points, 4.3 rebounds) lead the young squad, while freshman Ben Harvey has had a solid first year, averaging 10.1 points per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- JVST are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- JVST are 3-4-2 this season as away favorite.
- OVER is 5-2 in EIU last 7 games overall.
Free Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers NCAAB Prediction:
Much like the meeting back on January 10, this one will go down to the wire. However, the Gamecocks are just playing much better basketball than the Panthers. Jacksonville State gets the win on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 139
I don’t feel comfortable with a spread bet here. The Gamecocks haven’t had good fortune when it comes to covering recently. I like the Over 139 here, as EIU has kept recent games close.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Eastern Illinois 67 – Jacksonville State 73
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