Florida Atlantic Owls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 12/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Florida Atlantic Owls (6-1) are headed to Convocation Center (MI) on Sunday where they will meet the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-6).
The Florida Atlantic Owls stepped onto the hardwood against South Alabama and earned the victory with a final of 84-59 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Owls ended up with 8 while South Alabama finished the game with 9 fouls. They made 6 of 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter. South Alabama ended up going 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of their 6 shots. Additionally, South Alabama snagged 19 rebounds (3 offensive, 16 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. South Alabama distributed 9 assists and had 12 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Florida Atlantic let their opponent shoot 43.9% from the field on 25 out of 57 shooting. They also doled out 17 dimes for the matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Owls converted 6 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Florida Atlantic ended having earned a 60.7% FG percentage (34 out of 56) and made 10 of their 16 shots from 3-point land.
Brandon Weatherspoon is one player who played a role in the game. He left the arena with 16 points on 6 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins played and totaled 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 75.0% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Florida Atlantic enters this one with a win-loss mark of 6-1 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, Florida Atlantic is pulling in 40.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 113 assists this season, which has them ranked 114th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Owls are connecting on 37.9% on shots from distance (66 of 174) and 64.6% from the charity stripe. They average 77.4 points per game (91st in D-1) while hitting 47.6% from the field.
Defensively, the Owls are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 30.7% from beyond the arc and they rank 70th in college hoops in opponents PPG (63.4). The Owls defense is giving up a FG percentage of 38.2% (160 of 419) and they surrender 35.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 23rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 64 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took home the win by a final score of 80-68 when they faced FIU. In regard to attacking the glass, Eastern Michigan allowed FIU to snag 26 overall (7 offensive). They shot 6.7% from downtown by shooting 1 out of 15 and finished the game at 11 of 24 from the charity stripe (45.8%). The Eagles permitted FIU to convert 28 out of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.1% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Eagles finished shooting 30 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 49.2%. In reference to 3-pointers, Eastern Michigan knocked down 8 of 24 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 12 of those for a rate of 85.7%. FIU committed 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Eagles recorded 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the contest.
Emoni Bates pitched in for the Eagles in this contest. He scored 26 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He knocked down 8 out of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 47.1%, and had 8 rebounds.
Eastern Michigan has a record of 2-6 so far this year. The Eagles are responsible for committing 20.9 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.0 times per contest (328th in D-1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest. Eastern Michigan has scored 606 points so far this season (75.8 per game) and they average 33.3 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Eagles are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 167th in the country.
The Eastern Michigan defense allows 33.7% on 3-pointers (63 of 187) and their opponents are making 65.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 12.1 dimes and 35.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 172nd and 223rd in college basketball. The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 352nd in Division 1 in PPG given up with 80.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.3% from the floor (352nd in the nation).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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