Western Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Michigan (16-13) at Western Michigan (12-17)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
The Line: Western Michigan +1 -- Over/Under: 126.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-13, CONF 6-10) and Western Michigan Broncos (12-17, CONF 5-11) face off in a MAC showdown at the University Arena. Eastern Michigan knocked off Western MIchigan 69-51 earlier this season. Eastern Michigan has won the last four games over Western Michigan.
Eastern Michigan come into this game having won four of the last six games, but they have lost two of the last three games. Eastern Michigan has also failed to cover the spread in each of the last three games.
Away from home this season Eastern Michigan has only won three of the 12 games, and the biggest issue has been the offense. On the road this season the Eagles are averaging only 59.4 points while the defense is giving up 68.1 points.
Eastern Michigan is led by forwards Ty Groce and Boubacar Toure who are both averaging 11 points per game.
Much like Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan has had some struggles and coming into this game they have lost five of the last six games. The one win during that stretch for Western Michigan was in their last game over Northern Illinois.
At home this season Western Michigan has won nine of the 14 games and the offense has been strong averaging 72 points per game. Western Michigan's defense has let them down a lot of the time giving up 73.1 points per game.
Eastern Michigan is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games overall. The under is 20-8 in Eastern Michigan’s last 28 games overall.
Western Michigan is 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games. The under is 6-2 in Western Michigan’s last eight games against the MAC.
The favorite is 10-4 against the spread in the last 14 meetings between Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan.
This has been a series dominated by the favorite and it’s going to happen again in this game. Look Eastern Michigan's defense to lock down and that will be enough to come away a win and cover of the spread.