Eastern Michigan at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 12 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 69.5 per game. Buffalo has an overall mark of 14-5. They are averaging 83.6 points per contest and giving up 76.1, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-5 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Minnie averages 16.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Paul Jackson averages 15.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
C.J. Massinburg averages 18.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Nick Perkins averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 166th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 266th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 202nd and 225th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.4 per game. The Eagles allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 85th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 311th place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo is 24th in the country with 83.6 points per game this year. They are 134th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 137th in college basketball. They are 57th in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 34th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Bulls are 208th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Bulls surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 275th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 221st in those defensive statistics. They rank 55th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 291st with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 295th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Eagles are 121st in the country in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 134th. They are 238th in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 124th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in D-1. Eastern Michigan is 149th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 118th in the country.
Buffalo is 293rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 117th in the nation. The Bulls are 73rd in the country in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 147th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in Division 1 with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 102nd. As a team they are 129th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 71st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -12
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