Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
The Michigan State Spartans (2-1) will try to defeat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-1) at Breslin Center on Saturday.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles played Illinois State and walked away with a win by a score of 103-98 in their last contest. Eastern Michigan finished the game having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (32 out of 73) and knocked down 7 out of their 23 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Eagles knocked down 32 of their 43 shots for a percentage of 74.4%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled 40 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 22 turnovers and having 13 steals. When it comes to the defense, Eastern Michigan allowed 42.3% from the field on 33 of 78 shooting. Illinois State doled out 6 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Illinois State snagged 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Illinois State finished the game at 82.1% at the free throw line by burying 23 of their 28 attempts. They also knocked down 9 of 28 tries from 3-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Eagles walked away with 24 while Illinois State accounted for 31 personal fouls.
Monty Scott is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He shot 68.8% from the field and dished out 2 assists. He played 40 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. He recorded 28 points on 11 of 16 shooting.
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Eastern Michigan enters this contest with a win-loss record of 1-1 for the year. They have an average of 82.5 points per game (78th in the nation) while shooting 38.0% from the floor. The Eagles are hitting 34.8% on three-point shots (16 of 46) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Eastern Michigan is collecting 41.5 boards per game and has accounted for 18 assists for the year, which is 348th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Eagles are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 23.0 personal fouls. They give up 25.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 341st in college hoops in opponents PPG (83.0). The Eagles are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.1% (59 of 140) and they relinquish 45.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 16th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 19 conceded this season.
For their last game, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 73-52 when they faced Butler. When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Michigan State allowed Butler to snag 22 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 30.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 18 from the free throw line (61.1%). The Spartans allowed Butler to bury 16 of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 28.6% for the game. In all, the Spartans finished the game shooting 23 out of 49 from the floor which had them shooting 46.9%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, Michigan State made 8 out of their 24 attempts (33.3%). They were able to convert 19 of those for a clip of 79.2%. Butler earned 25 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They turned the ball over 20 times, while getting 7 steals in this game. The Spartans pulled down 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this matchup.
Max Christie ended up being a major contributor for the Spartans for this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 9 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 32 minutes of playing time and earned 1 assist in the matchup.
Michigan State has a record of 2-1 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which is 83rd in the nation. Michigan State has scored 237 points on the year (79.0 per contest) and they average 45.3 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 14.3 times per contest (154th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.3 times per contest. The Spartans commit 16.7 fouls per game and they hit 71.9% from the free throw line.
The Spartans are ranked 97th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 61.7. They are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 34.6% from the field (28th in college hoops). The Michigan State defense concedes 26.7% on three-point shots (20 of 75) and their opposition knocks down 67.3% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.0 assists and 27.7 boards per contest, which is 84th and 17th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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