Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 4.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 72.4 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 12-9. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-9 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Davis averages 11.2 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Thomas Wilder averages 18.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Elijah Minnie averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Paul Jackson averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 303rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 196th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 128th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in college basketball. Western Michigan averages 75.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 134th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 129th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 69.1 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 52nd and 193rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest, and 200th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 289th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season. Eastern Michigan is 199th in Division 1 with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 79th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 245th in the nation. They are 195th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game and 233rd in assists per contest with 12.9. The Eagles are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Broncos are 225th in the country in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 112th. They are 195th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 221st. As a unit they are 217th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in D-1. Western Michigan is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 263rd in the country.
Eastern Michigan is 148th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 90th in the nation. The Eagles are 150th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 109th. In terms of pace they are 232nd in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 153rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 248th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -4.5
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