Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-6) are en route to University Arena (MI) on Tuesday where they will go up against the Western Michigan Broncos (4-9).
The Eastern Michigan Eagles took the court against Valparaiso and took a loss by a final of 67-55 in their last contest. Eastern Michigan ended the contest with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and made 1 out of their 11 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Eagles made 8 of 8 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 29 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 assists for the contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Eastern Michigan let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the field on 24 out of 58 shooting. Valparaiso totaled 12 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Valparaiso pulled down 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Valparaiso finished the game shooting 91.7% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of 12 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 23 attempts from distance. With respect to fouls, the Eagles ended up with 12 and Valparaiso had 13 fouls.
Darion Spottsville is one player who was important in the matchup. He shot 62.5% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He played 36 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. He notched 10 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Eastern Michigan comes into this contest with a mark of 5-6 this season. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Eastern Michigan is pulling in 37.1 boards per game and has accounted for 106 assists this season, which has them ranked 350th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are connecting on 31.9% on 3-point shots (65 of 204) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.0 points per outing (193rd in Division 1) while connecting on 42.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Eagles are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 327th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (76.8). The Eagles defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.5% (305 of 717) and they concede 41.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are 58th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 130 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Western Michigan Broncos took a loss by a score of 59-47 against Ohio. In relation to team rebounding, Western Michigan allowed Ohio to snag 35 overall (12 offensive). They shot 13.6% from three-point range by shooting 3 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Broncos allowed Ohio to bury 23 of 63 tries from the field which had them sitting at 36.5% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Broncos finished shooting 16 for 49 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.7%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Western Michigan converted 6 of 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.2%. Ohio was called for 12 personal fouls in this contest which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They gave up possession 20 times, while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Broncos pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the game.
Lamar Norman ended up being a factor for the Broncos in this game. He converted 6 of 16 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and had 8 rebounds. He scored 21 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for this game.
Western Michigan has a win-loss record of 4-9 so far this year. The Broncos are committing 16.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 68.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 10.0 times per contest (339th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 16.0 times per contest. Western Michigan has scored 833 pts on the campaign (64.1 per contest) and they pull in 35.1 boards per contest. As an offense, the Broncos are connecting on 41.3% from the field, which has them ranked 300th in the nation.
The Western Michigan defense surrenders 33.6% on 3-point attempts (110 of 327) and opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 14.2 assists and 36.1 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 292nd and 250th in college hoops. The Broncos on defense are ranked 336th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 77.9. They have forced 10.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (304th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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