How to watch UT Martin vs. Eastern Illinois basketball game
By Scout Staff
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Eastern Illinois @ UT Martin
Current Records: Eastern Illinois 2-17; UT Martin 7-13
What to Know
The Eastern Illinois Panthers lost both of their matches to the UT Martin Skyhawks last season on scores of 41-51 and 68-73, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season. The Panthers and UT Martin will face off in an Ohio Valley battle at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Skyhawk Arena. UT Martin will be strutting in after a victory while EIU will be stumbling in from a loss.
EIU took a serious blow against the Belmont Bruins on Monday, falling 90-56.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, UT Martin beat the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars 76-70 on Monday.
EIU is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past five games, so buyers beware.
The Panthers are now 2-17 while the Skyhawks sit at 7-13. A couple stats to keep an eye on: EIU is 357th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 55.7 on average. UT Martin has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 46th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 74.1 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Skyhawk Arena — Martin, Tennessee
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Skyhawks are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Eastern Illinois have won seven out of their last 13 games against UT Martin.
- Feb 27, 2021 – UT Martin 73 vs. Eastern Illinois 68
- Jan 28, 2021 – UT Martin 51 vs. Eastern Illinois 41
- Feb 15, 2020 – UT Martin 80 vs. Eastern Illinois 79
- Jan 23, 2020 – Eastern Illinois 95 vs. UT Martin 83
- Mar 06, 2019 – UT Martin 78 vs. Eastern Illinois 71
- Jan 24, 2019 – Eastern Illinois 66 vs. UT Martin 64
- Jan 03, 2019 – Eastern Illinois 92 vs. UT Martin 87
- Feb 17, 2018 – Eastern Illinois 64 vs. UT Martin 57
- Jan 18, 2018 – Eastern Illinois 80 vs. UT Martin 60
- Feb 09, 2017 – Eastern Illinois 81 vs. UT Martin 71
- Jan 19, 2017 – UT Martin 82 vs. Eastern Illinois 71
- Feb 18, 2016 – UT Martin 87 vs. Eastern Illinois 84
- Jan 28, 2016 – Eastern Illinois 82 vs. UT Martin 74