Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois Basketball Odds

The Panthers will play the Leathernecks on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. Your timezone's tip off time is 8:30 pm EST. Check local listings or your nearest streaming app for coverage.

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Key Matchup Stats

The 2023-24 college basketball postseason has arrived. With tournament action on the docket, Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois are set to tip-off on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. Here's your chance to partake in March Madness! The end of the regular season has left us with solid trends for each team. Use the following performance insights and stats to handicap what promises to be an exciting matchup.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - Eastern Illinois wound up with a 96.00 SportsBetting3.com conference power ranking for the 2023-24 college basketball regular season, while Western Illinois finished with a 98.00 power ranking.
  • Away Records - Tournament games are typically played at neutral venues, which means both teams are away from their home courts. Eastern Illinois comes to this matchup with a 4-10 record as an away team, ranking them 5th in the Ohio Valley Conference for away team wins. Their opponent, Western Illinois, finished the regular season with a 10-6 record as an away team, ranking them 1st in the Ohio Valley Conference for away team wins.
  • Conference Win Percentage - Eastern Illinois finished 5th (0.471) in the Ohio Valley Conference, with Western Illinois ending up 2nd (0.688) for their conference win percentage in the 2023 Ohio Valley Conference.
  • Overall Win Percentage - Eastern Illinois had a 0.467 regular season overall win percentage, with Western Illinois, notching a 0.621 overall win percentage at the end of the 2023-24 regular season.
  • Team Records - Eastern Illinois tallied a 14-16 regular season overall record. Meanwhile, Western Illinois put together a 18-11 standing for 2023-24 college basketball regular season.

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Hocus pocus, Eastern Illinois faces Western Illinois in March Madness showdown!

Eastern Illinois 14-16, Western Illinois 18-11 in regular season records.

Eastern Illinois 8-9 in conference, Western Illinois 11-5 in conference play.

Get ready for a magical battle on the basketball court Thursday night!

The tables below have the best point spread lines, total lines, and moneylines for this matchup. Bet on March Madness games at BetWay, BetRivers, and BetMGM. Review this matchup's prop bets below. May the best team win!

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Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Eastern Illinois
Favorite

Western Illinois
Western Illinois has a -6 -110 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Eastern Illinois has a +6.5 -115 point spread at BetMGM VA. Eastern Illinois is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetMGM has the best over line of 133.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetRivers has the best under line of 134.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Eastern Illinois
Favorite

Western Illinois
Western Illinois is the -265 moneyline favorite. Risk $265 to win $100 on Western Illinois at BetRivers. Eastern Illinois is the +220 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $220 on Eastern Illinois. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, February 29th, 2024?

Western Illinois is a -6 -110 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Eastern Illinois is a +6.5 -115 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, February 29th, 2024?

The best over line is 133.5 -110 points at BetMGM, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 134.5 -110 points at BetRivers, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois College Basketball game on Thursday, February 29th, 2024?

Western Illinois is a -265 moneyline favorite at BetRivers and Eastern Illinois is a +220 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

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Underdog Eastern Illinois - Eastern Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A +6 Eastern Illinois underdog bet wins if they lose by 5 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 6. Your bet loses if they lose by 7 or more.

Favorite Western Illinois - Western Illinois bettors risk $100 to win $90.91 at -110 odds.

A -6 Western Illinois favorite bet wins if they win by 7 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 6. Your bet loses if they win by 5 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois Prop Bets

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Team Standings

2023-2024 College Basketball Regular Season Standings - Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois
Team W-L Win% Home Away Conf CGB Conf% Strk
Western Illinois21-120.63610-510-613-5+10.722L1
Eastern Illinois14-180.4389-64-118-10+60.444L2

Eastern Illinois & Western Illinois Futures Odds

Latest College Basketball Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review March Madness odds for other teams and learn how to bet on the college basketball tournament. Also be sure to read Ron Halfback's Final Four write-up.

Eastern Illinois Championship Odds

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Western Illinois Championship Odds

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How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois College Basketball Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

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  3. Tap to the sportsbook's College Basketball page, look for the Eastern Illinois vs Western Illinois Game.

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