Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 1 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 8-11. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall record of 6-13. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 74.5, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-10-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-8-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Paul Jackson averages 13.1 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Elijah Minnie comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Seth Dugan averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Michael Flowers averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 160th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 208th and 238th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 169th, and they give up 18.0 assists per contest which puts them in 348th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in the nation. Eastern Michigan averages 70.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 254th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 169th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 334th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 82nd and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 74.5 points per contest, which ranks them 254th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 161st with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 18th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per game. Western Michigan is 227th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 262nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 258th in the nation. They are 92nd in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 283rd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Broncos are 73rd in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Eagles are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 230th. As a team they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 279th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 84th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 67th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 242nd. They are 199th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 244th. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 104th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan +1
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