Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Eastern Michigan Eagles this Saturday.
Penn State has started the season 4-2 and currently sit 8th in the Big Ten. Penn State has won their last 2 games and their most recent was a 67-58 win over the Boston College Eagles. Through 6 games this season Shep Garner has led Penn State in scoring with 15.5 points per game and 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Second on the team is Brandon Taylor who is scoring 14.2 points per game and 5.5 rebounds. Peyton Banks is third with 10.3 points per game and 4.8 rebounds. Penn State will try to make it 3 in a row when they host Eastern Michigan.
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Eastern Michigan has gotten off to a hot start with a 5-2 record. The Eagles have won 3 games in a row with their most recent coming against Omaha 80-73. James Thompson who scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds led Eastern Michigan. On the season the leading scorer for the Eagles has been Raven Lee who is averaging 17.0 points per game and 3.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Second on the team is Willie Mangum who is scoring 15.4 points per game and 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists. James Thompson is averaging 14.3 points per game and 11.4 rebounds. Eastern Michigan will try to get a big win on the road at Penn State.
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following an against the spread win. The Eagles are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. Penn State is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a straight up win. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 Saturday games.
Both of these teams have started off good and have only lossed two games a piece. This will be a tough game to call but Penn State is at home. I think Penn State will win a close game here and cover the spread at home.