Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Western Michigan Broncos Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/14/14
Western Michigan Broncos (9-5) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Western Michigan Broncos go on the road to take the floor with the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
Western Michigan is on the list of challengers in the MAC and proved it in the conference opener with a win over Toledo. The Broncos lifted their league mark to 2-0 when they escaped Miami (Ohio) with a 78-77 overtime decision for win number four in a row. The Broncos sank shots at a 56% pace which was negated by 16 giveaways that helped the Redhawks to 19 more looks at the basket. David Brown poured in a contest best 25 points followed by a 22 point effort from Connar Tava with Shayne Whittington netting 12 points and snatching eight rebounds.
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I thought Eastern Michigan played a brutal schedule relatively until the last few weeks where they haven't been all that impressive in my view. The Eagles have gone 2-3 in this span with a win over sub division Rochester and over Bowling Green who we know after Sunday can not score. EMU did hang with Buffalo for about 30 minutes or so before running out of gas in a 76-66 defeat with both teams sinking shots in the 40% range. The Bulls forced 16 turnovers which had a hand in nine more looks for the decisive edge. Glenn Bryant paced the attack with 19 points and ten boards with Mike Talley tossing in 15 followed by Ray Lee and Karrington Ward with 12 and ten points.
Interesting line here as I believe both are about on par with each other except this is at Eastern Michigan. I'll try the points here assuming I'm close to being correct...