Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-3) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks go on the road for some college basketball action at the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
I really don’t know where the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks fit in the Summit although I believe they will challenge for a position in the upper half of the division. The Mavericks are sitting at 2-3 as they ended a three game slide with a 112-65 victory over visiting Buena Vista on Tuesday. This was a 20 point game at the break and the Beavers were done for at that point with just 33% shooting and 23 turnovers not nearly enough to stay competitive with Nebraska Omaha’s scorching 58% including 16-34 from distance. Zach Jackson was the Mavericks top scorer at 15 points and five yanks followed by KJ Robinson with 13 points. Tre’Shawn Thurman gave Nebraska Omaha 12 points while Mitchell Hahn and Kyle Erickson added ten points apiece.
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The expert shave given the Eastern Michigan Eagles basketball team the thumbs up but I’d have to see it to believe it because a 3-3 record with a pair of wins coming against subdivision teams isn’t convincing. The Eagles come off a 97-60 victory against Madonna Wednesday. EMU had this in the win column at the opening tip with a 20 point bulge heading to the locker room. The Crusaders were held to 40% from the floor while Eastern Michigan fired away at over 60% to total 17 more field goals. James Thompson IV led EMU with 24 points and ten rebounds with 20 points coming from Ray Lee while Willie Magnum IV and Ty Toney added 17 and ten points respectively.
The under is 6-2 in Nebraska Omaha last 8 non-conference games and the over is 10-4 in Nebraska Omaha last 14 overall while Nebraska Omaha are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games. Eastern Michigan are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games while the over is 15-5-1 in Eastern Michigan last 21 Saturday games.
Eastern Michigan returns their top four players from a year ago so I guess we’ll have to see if that matters…