Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-21) will go up against the Western Michigan Broncos (7-20) at Convocation Center (MI) on Tuesday.
The Western Michigan Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Ball State and earned the victory with a final of 78-68 in their last contest. Western Michigan walked away from the game having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and knocked down 7 of 19 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Broncos knocked down 17 of 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they earned 33 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 8 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Concerning defense, Western Michigan allowed the other team to go 37.7% from the field on 23 out of 61 shooting. Ball State doled out 8 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Additionally, Ball State had 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Ball State went 83.3% from the free throw line by converting 15 of 18 shots. They also buried 7 of 25 shots from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Broncos walked away with 15 and Ball State totaled 16 personal fouls.
Tray Maddox is someone who played a role for this game. He accumulated 22 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He shot 46.2% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Western Michigan steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 7-20 this season. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest (211th in Division 1) while shooting 43.6% from the field. The Broncos are connecting on 33.1% on shots from distance (210 of 635) and 71.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Western Michigan is pulling down 37.1 boards per game and has accounted for 345 assists on the season, which is 241st in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a team they commit 16.9 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Broncos have forced 10.1 turnovers every game and they draw 16.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 280th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 390 relinquished so far this year. The Broncos defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (722 of 1,567) and they surrender 32.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 36.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 301st in the country in opponents points per game (74.3).
For their last game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-54 against Kent State. In reference to team rebounding, Eastern Michigan allowed Kent State to snag 31 in all (6 offensive). They finished shooting 30.8% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 26 and ended up shooting 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). The Eagles allowed Kent State to convert 31 out of 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 53.4% in this matchup. Overall, the Eagles shot 18 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Eastern Michigan converted 2 out of 20 tries (10.0%). They were able to make 16 of those for a rate of 72.7%. Kent State was called for 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Eagles corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this game.
Emoni Bates was important for the Eagles in this contest. He had 15 points in his 35 mins of playing time and added 1 assist in this game. He made 5 of 17 for this game giving him a rate of 29.4%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Eastern Michigan has a win-loss mark of 6-21 this year. As an offensive team, the Eagles are hitting on 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 227th in college hoops. Eastern Michigan has totaled 1,964 points for the year (72.7 per contest) and they snag 31.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 9.9 times per contest (355th in the country) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. The Eagles are committing 19.4 fouls per game and they connect on 76.3% from the charity stripe.
The Eastern Michigan defense concedes 34.2% on shots from distance (232 of 679) and their opposition knocks down 70.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.2 dimes and 37.2 boards every game, which is 216th and 330th in D-1. The Eagles defensively are ranked 360th in the country in PPG given up with 81.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.6% from the field (359th 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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