Illinois State Redbirds vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 11/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Illinois State Redbirds vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-12 last year) will go up against the Illinois State Redbirds (7-18 last season) at Convocation Center (MI) on Friday.
The Illinois State Redbirds faced the UNI Panthers and took a loss by a score of 65-60 in their last contest. Illinois State wrapped up the game with a 41.4% FG percentage (24 out of 58) and converted 4 out of their 23 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Redbirds buried 8 of their 10 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding defending, Illinois State allowed the other team to go 43.3% from the floor on 26 out of 60 shooting. UNI distributed 17 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. Moreover, UNI pulled down 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UNI finished 64.3% from the free throw line by burying 9 of 14 shots. They made 4 of 21 tries from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Redbirds left the arena with 14 while the Panthers recorded 10 personal fouls.
DJ Horne is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He notched 10 points on 2 out of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the field and also recorded 4 dimes.
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Illinois State enters this matchup after finishing with a record of 7-18 last year. They had an average of 72.0 points per game (154th in college basketball) while connecting on 46.0% from the floor. The Redbirds shot 34.5% from downtown (195 of 566) and 66.1% from the charity stripe. As a basketball team, Illinois State pulled in 35.2 boards per game and tallied 345 dimes last season, which had them ranked 127th in the nation in terms of passing. They lost possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team committed 16.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Redbirds were able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.7 fouls. They were ranked 320th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 398 surrendered last season. The Redbirds defensively allowed a shooting percentage of 44.8% (692 of 1,546) and they surrendered 36.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrendered 30.9% from beyond the arc and they were 281st in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (74.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took home the win by a final score of 64-63 when they played the Western Michigan Broncos. The Eagles collected 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for the game. They gave up possession 6 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The Broncos were called for 17 personal fouls for the game which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a rate of 50.0%. In reference to 3-pointers, Eastern Michigan knocked down 8 of their 20 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Eagles went 25 for 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1%. The Eagles allowed the Broncos to knock down 25 of 52 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.1% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 36.8% from three-point range by hitting 7 of 19 and ended up going 6 out of 11 from the charity stripe (54.5%). When discussing how they rebounded, Eastern Michigan allowed Western Michigan to snag 38 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Yeikson Montero pitched in for the Eagles for the contest. He had 20 points in his 29 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He made 7 out of 13 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 4 rebounds.
Eastern Michigan had a win-loss record of 6-12 last year. The Eagles committed 15.2 personal fouls per game and they connected on 74.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 11.0 times per game (311th in the country) and they turned it over 12.3 times per contest. Eastern Michigan totaled 1,267 pts throughout last season (70.4 per game) and they pulled in 33.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Eagles shot 41.6% from the field, which ranked them 299th in the nation.
The Eagles defensively were ranked 292nd in the country in points given up per game with 75.7. They forced 15.4 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 47.9% from the field (334th in college hoops). The Eastern Michigan defense allowed 37.1% on shots from distance (169 of 455) and opponents made 67.5% of their free throw attempts. They gave up 17.8 assists and 37.7 rebounds per game, which was ranked 341st and 298th in college basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Illinois State
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