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Eastern Michigan vs Western Michigan Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 10th Betting Odds

Eagles vs Broncos Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Eastern Michigan Eagles at Western Michigan Broncos
  • Where: Kalamazoo at University Arena (MI)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 10th
  • Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan +3.5, EMICH +140 | WMICH -173 O/U 145.0

Eagles Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Western Michigan, the Eastern Michigan Eagles will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 4-11. So far, the Eagles have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 1-6. For the season, Eastern Michigan has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +3.5 point underdogs.

Eastern Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Emoni Bates who is averaging 20.71 points per game for the Eagles. Bates is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Noah Farrakhan who has hit 37.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.27 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Eastern Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 260th in college basketball at 69.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 427th in the NCAA.

Broncos Preview:

Western Michigan will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Eastern Michigan in order to snap their current 3 game losing streak. So far this season, Western Michigan has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-3. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Broncos as the -3.5 point favorites. The Broncos have been favored 2 times, going 1-1 straight up.

Western Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Lamar Norman Jr. who is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Broncos. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Broncos’ offensive game plan is the play of Tray Maddox Jr. who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.36 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Western Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 372nd in college basketball at 65.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 315th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Western Michigan Broncos as the favorites to win. Not only do the Eastern Michigan Eagles have a mediocre record vs the spread at away of late 3-7, but Western Michigan also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -3.5 points in favor of the Broncos is too high and there is good value on grabbing Eastern Michigan vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Western Michigan Broncos as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Eastern Michigan taking the points.

 


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