Eastern Michigan vs NIU Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/3/23

Northern Illinois Huskies (12-17) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-21)

Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Convocation Center)

Betting Odds: Northern Illinois Huskies -5 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles will play the Northern Illinois Huskies in a MAC game on Friday night at the NIU Convocation Center in Dekalb, Illinois.

Eastern Michigan Preview

The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-22 (5-12) this season after they defeated Ball State by a score of 75-68 in their last game. Eastern Michigan shot 43.9% from the field and was +7 in rebounding margin in the win. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 72.6 points per game, 80.4 points against per game, 31.8 rebounds per game, and 9.8 assists per game. Emoni Bates has led the Eagles this season with 20 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Eastern Michigan is shooting 43.9% from the field, 77.1% on free throws, and 31.8% on three pointers this year.

Northern Illinois Preview

The Northern Illinois Huskies are 12-18 (8-9) this season after they lost to Buffalo by a score of 85-75 in their last game. Northern Illinois shot 49.1% from the field and was -14 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 72 points per game, 75 points against per game, 33.2 rebounds per game, and 12.2 assists per game. David Coit has led the Huskies this season with 17.9 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game. NIU is shooting 45.9% from the field, 65.3% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers this year.

Trends

Eastern Michigan is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss. The under is 6-0 in Eastern Michigan’s last 6 games. NIU is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 9-4 in NIU’s last 13 games. The underdog is 21-8 ATS in these two teams last 29 head to head meetings.

Pick

Eastern Michigan has struggled this season, but they have won two games in a row and have played very good defense in the wins. Northern Illinois has lost three of their last four games and is allowing 75 points against per game this season. Eastern Michigan is allowing 80.4 points against per game this year, so we should see plenty of points in this one. I like Eastern Michigan with the points here.

David’s Pick Eastern Michigan +5

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