Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-10) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (4-11)
January 10, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -3.5 / Eastern Michigan Eagles +3.5; Over/Under: +149
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the University Arena. The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for their fifth win. The Western Michigan Broncos look for their fifth win.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 72.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 49 percent shooting. Emoni Bates is averaging 20.7 points and 6 rebounds, while Tyson Acuff is averaging 12.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Noah Farrakhan is the third double-digit scorer and Legend Geeter is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game.
The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 69 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lamar Norman Jr. is averaging 17 points and 2.4 assists, while Tray Maddox Jr. is averaging 12.2 points and 4 rebounds. Markeese Hastings is dishing 1.6 assists and Titus Wright is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Broncos last 4 overall. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Neither of these teams are good this season, but the struggles for Eastern Michigan are far greater. The Western Michigan Broncos have a decent edge offensively, they’ll have the best player on the floor, and they win at home by an average of 14.6 points. This is also a rivalry game where home court matters. I’ll lay the points.