Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Central Michigan  vs. Eastern Michigan - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan Chippewas (13-15) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Convocation Center)

The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -3.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Michigan Chippewas (13-15, 6-9 CONF) and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-13, 5-10 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for a MAC conference matchup at the Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI. The game will be played at the 12:00 PM eastern time. 

Central Michigan is coming off a 76-57 road loss to Miami-Ohio, one of the worst losses for them this season. Central Michigan is currently on a seven-game losing streak, which has put them at the bottom half of the MAC standings. Eastern Michigan is coming off a 73-71 home loss in their last game. Eastern Michigan has now suffered back-to-back losses in games that were both very winnable. 

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Central Michigan scores 79.5 points per game on 43.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Central Michigan’s leading scorer is F David DiLeo, who scores 14.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Central Michigan is G Kevin McKay, who earns 6.6 rebounds per game. Central Michigan allows 76.8 points per game to the opposition this season, therefore they have a +2.7 scoring differential so far this season. Central Michigan also earns 36.4 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 9.1 steals per game as a team. 

Eastern Michigan scores 65.1 points per game on 43.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Eastern Michigan’s leading scorer is F Ty Groce, who scores 11.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Eastern Michigan is C Boubacar Toure, who earns 9.1 rebounds per game. Eastern Michigan allows 62.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +2.5 scoring differential so far this season. Eastern Michigan also earns 34.2 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 10.1 steals per game as a team. 

Central Michigan is 12-13 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Central Michigan is also 6-7 against the spread on the road so far this season. Eastern Michigan is 13-11 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Eastern Michigan is also 6-4 against the spread at home so far this season.

Both teams have struggled as of late, but I feel Eastern Michigan is the better team in this game. Eastern Michigan could have easily won both of the games they just lost, and I think they will snap out of their late-game funk and pull out a more complete performance. Eastern Michigan -3.5 for me. 

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