Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan - 12/9/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-1) at Michigan Wolverines (6-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Michigan Wolverines square off Tuesday at the Crisler Center.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are off to an impressive 7-1 start and will play their second true road game. On the season, EMU is averaging 74.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Raven Lee i averaging 16.4 points on 52.2 percent shooting and Karrington Ward is averaging 13.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Mike Talley is the third Eagle to average double-digit points and Anali Okoloji is averaging 5.5 rebounds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are an above-average offensive team but their defense is forcing more than 14 turnovers per game and holding teams to 33 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Eastern Michigan is shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 30.3 percent from downtown.
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The Michigan Wolverines have split their last four games and hope to rebound from their loss to NJIT. On the season, Michigan is averaging 71.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Caris LeVert leads UM with 18.6 points and 4.4 assists while Zak Irvin is averaging 16.1 points and three rebounds. Derrick Walton Jr. the third Michigan player averaging double-digit points and Spike Albrecht is averaging 4.3 assists. The Michigan Wolverines have no issues putting the ball in the hoop, as they’re shooting 77 percent from the line and 42.6 percent from downtown. Michigan’s weakness is the fact its averaging just 32.8 rebounds per game and allowing teams to shoot 38.9 percent from beyond the arc.
The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Wolverines are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. Eagles are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Michigan and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Ever seen any angry college basketball team? That's what you're going to see from the Michigan Wolverines Tuesday night. Look for the Wolverines to win in a blowout.