Eastern Michigan vs UNLV Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/28/2019
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV -3.5
The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, December 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 3.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 61.1 per contest. UNLV has an overall record of 5-8. They are averaging 68.5 points per game and surrendering 70.0, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 6-7-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
12/04/19 G Elijah Mitrou-Long Thumb is expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Ty Groce comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Noah Morgan averages 10.5 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Amauri Hardy averages 15.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Donnie Tillman averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 67.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 270th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 203rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 277th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 10.6 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 320th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 59th with 15.2 per game. The Eagles allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 108th and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 204th place in Division 1. They force 19.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 255th in the country with 68.5 points per game this year. They are 214th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 178th in the nation. They are 148th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 275th in assists per contest with 11.9. The Runnin' Rebels are 88th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 241st and 260th in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 37th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Eagles are 233rd in the nation in offensive rating with 98.9. In terms of pace they are 266th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 214th. As a team they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 186th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 61st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels are 163rd in the country in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 345th in Division 1 with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 192nd. As a team they are 182nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 119th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV -3.5
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