Ohio vs Eastern Michigan Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan -1.5
The Ohio Bobcats travel to EMU Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 1.5 point favorites.
Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 68.8 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 65.6 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/11/20 F Mason McMurray Back is questionable
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ben Vander Plas averages 15.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%. Jason Preston comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Noah Morgan averages 10.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Ty Groce averages 11.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 179th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 77th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in the nation. Ohio averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 174th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 80th in D-1. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 217th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 129th and 324th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 209th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 343rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per game. Eastern Michigan is 305th in the country with 65.6 points per game this year. They are 283rd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 316th in the nation. They are 209th in the country in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 322nd in assists per contest with 10.7. The Eagles are 39th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Bobcats are 121st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 249th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 62nd. As a team they are 84th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 59th in Division 1. Ohio is 157th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 30th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 94.4, which is ranked 305th. They are 212th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 293rd. As a unit they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -1.5
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