Western Michigan Broncos vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-10) at Western Michigan Broncos (8-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will travel to play the Western Michigan Broncos in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-12 (2-5) and are coming off of a loss to Bowling Green by a score of 79-78. Western Michigan has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for last in the MAC West Division. Western Michigan has conference wins against Buffalo and Northern Illinois. Western Michigan is averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. Western Michigan is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Thomas Wilder is averaging 17.6 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. Tucker Haymond is averaging 17.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 71% on free throws, 35.4% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-10 (2-5) and are coming off of a loss to Kent State by a score of 73-58. Eastern Michigan has lost 4 games in a row and is currently tied for last in the MAC West Division. Eastern Michigan has conference wins against Buffalo and Central Michigan. Eastern Michigan is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 73.6 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. James Thompson IV is averaging 15.5 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee is averaging 15 points per game and 1.6 assists per game for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 28.7% on three-pointers, and 44% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Michigan is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Eastern Michigan is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 16-5 in Eastern Michigan’s last 21 conference games. Western Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Western Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-3 in Western Michigan’s last 10 games. The home team is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This game might be ugly, as the two worst teams in the MAC West face off. Western Michigan has the home court advantage in this matchup and has the small rebounding advantage. Eastern Michigan has the slightly better scoring offense, but is 0-3 on the road in their last 3 road games. With these teams struggling this season, I have to go with the home team here.