Western Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-13) at Western Michigan Broncos (12-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos +1.5 -- Over/Under: 126
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the University Arena.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 65.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Ty Groce is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Boubacar Toure is averaging 11.1 points and 0.7 assists. Noah Morgan is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Yeikson Montero is dishing 1.2 assists. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.9 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost four of their last five road games.
The Western Michigan Broncos need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 69.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Michael Flowers is averaging 16.5 points and 2.9 rebounds while Brandon Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Rafael Cruz Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists and Jason Whitens is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Western Michigan Broncos have split their last six home games.
The favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are playing the better basketball by far and had little issues in the first meeting just a couple of weeks ago. The problem is Eastern Michigan isn't as reelable on the road where it loses by an average of 8.7 points while shooting just 40.3 percent from the field. The Western Michigan Broncos win at home by an average of 5.8 points and shoot 45.7 percent from the field. The home team has also won seven of the last 10 meetings between these two rivals. The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-4-1 against the spread at home. I'll take the free bucket.