Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1) at Michigan State Spartans (3-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -18.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Michigan State Spartans square off Monday night at the Breslin Center.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a big win after a decent 2-1 start to the year. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 75.5 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Brandon Nazione is averaging 11.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while Ty Toney is averaging 10.3 points and 4.7 assists. James Thompson IV is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Tim Bond is dishing 2.3 assists. The Eastern Michigan Eagles aren’t great offensively but do have 39 steals in three games and are forcing 17.5 turnovers per contest. Eastern Michigan is coming off a game in which it held Siena Heights to just 34 points. The downside is that Eastern Michigan is shooting just 24 percent from three and has just two double-digit scorers.
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The Michigan State Spartans hope to win their sixth straight regular season game. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 84.3 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 34.9 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 16.3 points and 10.7 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 13 points and one rebound. Matt Costello is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Matt McQuaid is dishing 2.3 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 48 rebounds per contest and have 46 offensive boards in three games. MSU is flat out clicking at both ends and has no signs of slowing down any time soon. Michigan State has won eight of its last 10 home games. Gavin Schilling is questionable with a toe injury.
The Eagles are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Big Ten. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
Eastern Michigan won't be able to force as many turnovers against a veteran MSU squad. The Eagles also don't have enough offensively to hang with a Valentine and Costello who are on fire right now. I like the Spartans in a blowout.