Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/15/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan -5.5
The Western Michigan Broncos travel to EMU Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 5.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-13. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall record of 13-11. They are averaging 65.0 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-10-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brandon Johnson averages 15.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Boubacar Toure averages 10.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 44%. Ty Groce averages 11.9 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 204th and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 180th place in the NCAA. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Western Michigan averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 224th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 204th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 216th and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 215th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 337th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game. Eastern Michigan is 319th in the country with 65.0 points per game this year. They are 256th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 336th in the nation. They are 200th in the country in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 9.8. The Eagles are 36th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Broncos are 196th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 198th in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 221st. As a team they are 174th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 158th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 21st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 94.1, which is ranked 319th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 284th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -5.5
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