Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI
TV: Youtube TV
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-11) are hitting the road to University Arena (MI) on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Western Michigan Broncos (4-11).
The Eastern Michigan Eagles faced Central Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 62-56 in their last game. Eastern Michigan walked away from the contest having earned a 37.0% field goal percentage (20 out of 54) and converted 3 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Eagles buried 19 of 26 shots for a percentage of 73.1%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 24 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 3 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and earning 15 steals. When talking about the defense, Eastern Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 37.3% from the field on 19 out of 51 shooting. Central Michigan dished out 10 assists and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, Central Michigan totaled 41 rebounds (16 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Central Michigan went 65.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 20 tries. They also converted 5 out of their 18 tries from three-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Eagles ended up finishing with 23 and Central Michigan recorded 22 personal fouls.
Emoni Bates is a guy who came through in this contest. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. He saw the court for 39 minutes and pulled down 10 rebounds. He racked up 26 points on 10 of 20 shooting.
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Eastern Michigan enters this game with a mark of 4-11 for the season. They turn the ball over 11.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Eastern Michigan is pulling in 31.9 boards per game and has tallied 141 assists so far this season, which is 361st in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Eagles are hitting 32.6% on shots from 3-point land (97 of 298) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 72.7 pts per contest (162nd in D-1) while connecting on 42.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 13.4 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 fouls. They give up 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 357th in D-1 in PPG allowed (79.8). The Eagles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.0% (426 of 870) and they concede 37.5 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 115th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 185 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Western Michigan Broncos took a loss by a final score of 102-74 when they played Toledo. The Broncos pulled down 23 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 4 steals for the matchup. Toledo was called for 19 fouls for this contest which got the Broncos to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to convert 18 of them for a percentage of 78.3%. In the matter of shots from distance, Western Michigan made 8 out of their 25 tries (32.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Broncos finished shooting 24 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 38.7%. The Broncos permitted Toledo to bury 33 of 63 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 54.2% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 24 and ended up going 23 out of 29 from the charity stripe (79.3%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Western Michigan permitted Toledo to get 35 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Titus Wright was important for the Broncos for this contest. He made 5 out of 6 in this game for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 23 mins on the court and accumulated 1 assist in this matchup.
Western Michigan has a win-loss record of 4-11 for the season. The Broncos have committed 15.7 fouls per game and they shoot 70.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.1 times per contest (211th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. Western Michigan has 1,035 pts on the season (69.0 per game) and they collect 38.3 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Broncos are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is ranked 211th in the nation.
The Broncos defensively are ranked 243rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 71.3. They are forcing their opponents into 9.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (312th in the nation). The Western Michigan defense concedes 37.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (129 of 347) and opponents are converting on 68.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 14.9 dimes and 30.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 319th and 10th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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