Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Detroit Titans - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Titans (6-4) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Detroit Titans will travel to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-4 and are coming off of a win against Coppin State by a score of 73-62. Eastern Michigan trailed by 4 points at halftime but held their opponent to only 21 points in the second half to secure the victory. Willie Mangum IV had 15 points and 2 rebounds for Eastern Michigan. James Thompson IV added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan was out rebounded by a total of 39-36 and had 13 assists in their victory. Eastern Michigan is averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 68.3 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 40.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Willie Mangum IV is averaging 14.7 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game, while James Thompson IV is averaging 14.5 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Eastern Michigan is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 26.4% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Detroit Titans are 6-4 and are coming off of a loss to Western Kentucky by a score of 79-74. Detroit led by 3 points at halftime but allowed 44 points in the second half for the loss. Paris Bass had 13 points and 5 assists for Detroit. Chris Jenkins added 14 points and 8 rebounds for the Titans. Detroit was out rebounded by a total of 39-31 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Detroit is averaging 85.1 points per game while giving up 82.5 points per game. Detroit is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Paris Bass is averaging 20.3 points per game and 4 rebounds per game, while Chris Jenkins is averaging 14.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. Detroit is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 42.7% on three-pointers, and 45.8% on all field goal attempts.
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. Detroit is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 5-1 in Detroit’s last 6 Monday games. Eastern Michigan is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. Eastern Michigan is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The over is 4-1-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last 6 non-conference games.
Detroit has really impressed me with their offense this season, but their defense has been awful. It will be hard for Detroit to find success if they keep giving up over 80 points per game. With the addition of Paris Bass, who was injured early this season, this Detroit team will look to be even better. Eastern Michigan has 7 wins but has not impressed me this year. I am picking Detroit in this game.