Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 11-11 and a road record of 3-8. They are 6-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-4. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-9 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 10-7 against the spread.
Raven Lee comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 1.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. James Thompson IV averages 15.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Lamonte Bearden averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Blake Hamilton averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Eastern Michigan averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 68th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 217th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 311th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game which ranks them 261st and 281st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.2 per game. The Eagles allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 301st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 125th and 314th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 332nd and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the country. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the Division 1.
Buffalo averages 74.8 points per game this year which ranks them 120th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 242nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 205th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 312th with 14.5 per game. The Bulls allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 156th and 105th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 195th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in college basketball.
The Eagles average 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 106.5 and they assist on 45.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 13.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Eagles give up 81.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 79.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 50.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Buffalo turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.1%. The Bulls give up 71.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-9 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-7 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-10 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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