Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-6) at Northern Illinois Huskies (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 4:30 pm (NIU Convocation Center)
The Line: Northern Illinois Huskies +1 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
MAC college basketball action gives us a look at the Eastern Michigan Eagles taking the floor at the Northern Illinois Huskies.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for back to back conference wins after downing the Central Michigan Chippewas 79-74 as a four point favorite on Thursday. Eastern Michigan owned a 53.4%-42.9% shooting edge with ten extra looks but the Chippewas kept it close with 15 more makes at the stripe.
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The Eagles rode the production of Elijah Minnie who led all scorers with 25 points on 9-16 from the floor including 4-7 from distance followed by James Thompson IV with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Ty Groce added 15 points and eight boards on 4-8 from the field while Tim Bond chipped in with ten points.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are trying to avoid a three skid after falling at the Bowling Green Falcons 66-57 where the offense came up short. A 19 point did Northern Illinois in with both teams connecting at around 36% with Bowling Green hitting more free throws and threes.
Eugene German kept the Huskies competitive with a contest high 19 points and three yanks on 6-15 from the floor with three bombs. Levi Bradley gave Northern Illinois 13 points and five rebounds on 4-8 accuracy followed by Noah McCarty with ten points and six boards on 4-7 from the field.
Over is 20-8-1 in Eastern Michigan last 29 Saturday games. Over is 19-7 in Northern Illinois last 26 Saturday games and over is 11-5 in Northern Illinois last 16 home games. Underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings and Eastern Michigan are 10-25-1 ATS in the last 36 meetings.
Eastern Michigan doesn’t usually fare well at Northern Illinois but the Eagles do look like the better squad…