Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-0) vs. Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
November 11, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -20.5 / Eastern Michigan Eagles +20.5; Over/Under: +143
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Michigan Wolverines meet in college basketball action from the Little Caesars Arena on Friday night.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this one off of a 75-66 win over subdivision Wayne State last time out. Orlando Lovejoy led the way with 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting while Jalin Billingsley added 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting with a pair of threes. Noah Farrakhan and Colin Golson Jr. each had 12 points with 5 made field goals, with Golson Jr. adding a pair of threes. Legend Geeter added 10 points with a team-high 8 rebounds to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Eagles in the win.
The Michigan Wolverines will be looking to build on a 75-56 win over IPFW in their last game. Hunter Dickinson led the charge with 22 points on 9 of 11 shooting with 12 rebounds and 3 blocks for a monster double-double while Jett Howard added 21 points on 8 of 15 shooting with 5 threes and a team-high 5 assists as the only other Michigan player to score in double figures in the winning effort.
Eastern Michigan is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a win while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall. Michigan is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
I get why Michigan is favored here and I could easily make a case for the Wolverines winning big. However, the Eagles have solid guard play that can match what the Wolverines’ guards bring to the table and it’ll allow EMY to force Michigan to always be moving and not settle to get the ball inside to Hunter Dickinson where he can really hurt EMU. I think this is just a case of too many points, so I’ll take the points with EMU here.