Detroit Titans vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3) at Detroit Titans (1-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will travel to play the Detroit Titans in a college basketball non-conference matchup.
The Detroit Titans are 1-5 this season after losing to Manhattan by a score of 84-81 in double overtime in their last game. Detroit shot free throws very poorly, which was a direct cause of their loss. Jaleel Hogan led Detroit with 19 points and 9 rebounds in this game. Detroit shot 45.9% on field goals, while shooting 47.4% on three-pointers against Manhattan. Detroit is averaging 78 points per game and giving up 89.2 points per game. Detroit is also averaging 31.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Josh McFolley is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while Jaleel Hogan is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Titans. Detroit is shooting 44.4% on field goals, 59.3% on free throws, and 38.8% on three-pointers.
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-3 this season after beating Omaha by a score of 94-77 in their last game. Eastern Michigan scored 55 points in the second half to pull away with the win. James Thompson IV led the Eagles with 21 points and 11 rebounds in their win. Eastern Michigan shot 55.7% on field goals, while shooting 46.2% on three-pointers in this game. Eastern Michigan is averaging 81.4 points per game and giving up 76.4 points per game, while also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Ray Lee is averaging 19.4 points and 2.3 assists per game, while James Thompson IV is averaging 15.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Eastern Michigan is shooting 45% on field goals, 76.2% on free throws, and 31.9% on three-pointers.
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The over is 5-0-1 in EMU’s last 6 non-conference games. Detroit is 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1 in Detroit’s last 5 games.
Detroit has really struggled on defense this season, giving up over 89 points per game this season. Eastern Michigan has the rebounding advantage, while both teams are similar in shooting. It is tough to pick Detroit with how their defense is playing, so I am taking the Eagles here.