Eastern Michigan vs Ohio NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2020
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio -4.5
The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Convocation Center Ohio to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 4.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 66.3 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Ohio has an overall record of 8-6. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
12/19/19 G Michael Brown Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Connor Murrell Abdominal is questionable
01/04/20 F Mason McMurray Back is questionable
01/04/20 F Marvin Price Personal is questionable
01/04/20 F Ben Roderick Hand is questionable
Ty Groce comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Noah Morgan averages 9.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jason Preston averages 15.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Jordan Dartis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 66.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 301st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 260th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game, which ranks them 226th and 319th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 48th with 15.4 per game. The Eagles allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 112th and 320th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 198th place in Division 1. They force 19.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 204th in the country with 71.2 points per game this year. They are 105th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 138th in the nation. They are 215th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 53rd in assists per contest with 15.4. The Bobcats are 235th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Bobcats surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 147th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 174th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 66th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 100th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Eagles are 280th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.4. In terms of pace they are 254th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 267th. As a team they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 159th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 41st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 173rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 124th. They are 274th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 76th. As a unit they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 48th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio -4.5
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