Bowling Green Falcons vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-5) at Bowling Green Falcons (11-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons look to put on a show for the Stroh Center crowd when the Eastern Michigan Eagles visit.
The Eastern Michigan can both score and defend but the offense has struggled in confernce play with a 1-3 record being the end result. The Eagles are hoping to build of the momentum of Saturday's 54-46 victory against Northern Illinois where a late Huskie comeback was subdued for MAC win number one. Defense was king with NIU limited to a mere 36.6% with EMU countering with 33% with a 25-14 advantage at the line winning it for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee saved the Eagles with a contest best 24 points on 7-12 from the floor and a game high five turnovers. Mike Talley and Anali Okoloji added seven and six points while Brandon Nazione and Karrington Ward combined for 17 rebounds as rebounds seemed more plentiful then scoring.
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The defense first Bowling Green Falcons have quietly built a very solid 11-4 record behind a D that allows only 58 points and is number 20 in the country. That defense was at it's best in a 58-46 victory over visiting Ball State with the Cardinals held to 19 points over the final 20 minutes. The visitors were limited to under 33% from the floor and the Falcons didn't set the world on fire at 37.5% marksmanship but they did at the charity stripe where the had a decisive 19-5 advantage. Zack Denny led all scores with 17 points and a team high ten rebounds followed by Spencer Parker and Rishaud Holmes with eleven points apiece with Holmes snagging eight boards. Delvin Dickerson chipped in with seven points while the remainder of the team conbined for 12 points.
The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.Eastern Michigan are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Falcons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. BGSU are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. I really like this Bowling Green squad but EMU has covered in 9-10 so I'll try the points but the Falcons have blowout potential...