Eastern Michigan vs. Northern Illinois - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (16-11) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 116.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-12) will host the Northern Illinois Huskies (16-11) in a MAC Conference match up on Tuesday February 25th, 2020 at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI. The game is scheduled for a 6:00pm central tip off.
Eastern Michigan will enter this match up after a disappointing 55-64 loss to Ball State. EMU took an early lead going into the break 33-22 but let this slip in the second half as they were outscored 42-22. Ball State shot an impressive 62.5 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the three-point in the second half to get back in this one.
On the season, Eastern Michigan are averaging 64.9 points per game and are giving up 62.2 points to their opponents. As a team they are shooting 43.1 percent from the field and only 28.6 percent from behind the arc. Eastern Michigan has balanced offensive output with Ty Groce, Boubacar Toure and Noah Morgan all averaging at least 10 points per game on the season.
Northern Illinois will come into this game after a close 82-81 win over Central Michigan. Eugene German led the team on the night with 23 points and 9 rebounds. As a team they were able to shoot 43.9 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from the three-point line.
On the season, Northern Illinois are averaging 66.8 points per game and are converting at 41.3 percent for the year. They are led in scoring by Eugene German who is averaging 20.2 points per game with the next highest player being Lacey James with 9.1 points per game. Northern Illinois have impressed at home this season with a 10-3 record at home but seem to struggle on the road as they are 6-8 on the year.
Eastern Michigan has been great against the spread lately covering 4 of their last 5 games. Northern Illinois has also been strong against the spread going 3-2 in the last 5 games. The last time these two teams played resulted in a very close contest. Eastern Michigan have been strong at home and have been covering as of late. I’ll take a shot with EMU taking care of business in this one.