Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 10-10 and a road record of 3-7. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-4. The Broncos have an overall record of 8-12 and a home record of 7-4. They have an over/under record of 8-6 and they are 6-8 against the spread.
James Thompson IV comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 71% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Raven Lee averages 15 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Thomas Wilder averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Broncos. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Tucker Haymond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Eastern Michigan averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 341st in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 255th and 292nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 121st with 12.2 per game. The Eagles allow 78.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 292nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 335th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 315th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the Division 1.
Western Michigan averages 72.3 points per game this year which ranks them 174th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 246th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 188th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per contest which ranks them 119th and 296th respectively. In the turnover department the Broncos rank 189th with 13.1 per game. The Broncos allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 217th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 216th and 206th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 214th place in the nation. The Broncos force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in college basketball.
The Eagles average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 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 -6.7 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 104.9 and they assist on 45.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Eagles give up 80.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Broncos score 80.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.8 points per game. The Broncos have a rating on offense of 104.4 and 49% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Western Michigan turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Broncos give up 76.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-8 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-4 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-8 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-6 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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