Eastern Michigan at Ohio: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Ohio Bobcats (12-6) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-10)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Convocation Center)
Betting Odds: Ohio Bobcats -14 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ohio Bobcats face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Ohio University Convocation Center.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this game with a 4-10 record overall but coming into this game they have lost six games in a row. In five of the last six games, Eastern Michigan has also failed to come away with a cover of the spread. Eastern Michigan on the season is averaging 65.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 81.8 points per game. Eastern Michigan is shooting 40 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Ty Groce has been the best player for Eastern Michigan averaging 14.7 points while shooting 53 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Ohio Bobcats who sit with a 12-6 record overall and they have won five games in a row. In the last game against Akron, the offense was elite putting up 90 points and that led to a 17 point victory. Ohio was shorthanded in the last game which made the win even more impressive. Ohio on the season is averaging 80 points while their deense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Ohio is shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the three point line. Over the last five games, Ohio is averaging 83 points and the offense is going to need to be good again. Guard Jason Preston has been the best player for Ohio averaging 16.4 points while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. Preston did miss the last game and it’s unclear if he is going to be able to go in this game.
Eastern Michigan is 3-13-1 against the spread in their last 17 games overall. Ohio is 12-3 in their last 15 home games. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings played between the two teams. The under is 7-3 in the last ten meetings played between the two teams in Ohio.
Ohio looked impressive in the last game and that is going to continue in this game. Look for Ohio’s offense to continue in this game and that will be the difference as the Bobcats come away with a cover of the spread.