Ohio Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 1/31/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-16) will take on the Ohio Bobcats (11-10) at Convocation Center (MI) on Tuesday.
The Ohio Bobcats took the court against Akron and took a loss by a final of 83-77 in their last contest. Ohio walked away from the contest with a 51.8% field goal percentage (29 of 56) and made 10 of their 26 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bobcats knocked down 9 of 15 shots for a rate of 60.0%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 22 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defending, Ohio allowed the other team to go 56.0% from the field on 28 of 50 shooting. Akron recorded 13 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. On top of that, Akron pulled down 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Akron finished the contest at 72.0% at the charity stripe by making 18 of 25 attempts. They buried 9 of their 16 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Bobcats finished with 21 while Akron totaled 13 fouls.
Jaylin Hunter is one player who played a role for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field and recorded 5 dimes. He played for 35 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 5 of 13 shooting.
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Ohio will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 11-10 for the campaign. They have an average of 77.9 points per outing (51st in the country) while connecting on 46.1% from the field. The Bobcats are hitting 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (182 of 496) and 72.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Ohio is pulling in 38.1 rebounds per game and has 283 assists for the year, which is 215th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.7 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 166th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 273 conceded this season. The Bobcats defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.6% (546 of 1,253) and they surrender 35.3 boards per contest as a team. They concede 35.6% from 3-point land while they are 281st in college hoops in opponents PPG (73.0).
When they last played, the Eastern Michigan Eagles went home victorious with a score of 74-69 when they faced Miami. Regarding cleaning the glass, Eastern Michigan permitted Miami to get 33 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They went 35.7% from beyond the arc by going 10 of 28 and finished the game at 11 of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). The Eagles permitted Miami to knock down 24 out of 55 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.6% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Eagles walked away from this one shooting 26 for 57 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.6%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Eastern Michigan converted 4 out of their 24 tries (16.7%). They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 85.7%. Miami earned 17 fouls for the contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 11 steals for this game. The Eagles were able to snag 23 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game.
Noah Farrakhan was important for the Eagles in this game. He converted 7 of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. He had 20 points in his 24 minutes on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for the matchup.
Eastern Michigan has a record of 5-16 so far this year. The Eagles are responsible for committing 19.6 fouls per contest and they hit 74.9% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 9.6 times per game (360th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. Eastern Michigan has scored 1,519 pts for the season (72.3 per contest) and they snag 31.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Eagles are hitting on 43.2% from the floor, which is 260th in the nation.
The Eagles on defense are ranked 360th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 81.1. They are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.9% from the floor (359th in college basketball). The Eastern Michigan defense allows 34.5% on 3-point shots (178 of 516) and opponents are converting on 70.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.9 assists and 36.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 203rd and 308th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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