Georgia Southern vs Eastern Michigan Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/11/23
Eastern Michigan Eagles (0-1) vs Georgia Southern Eagles (0-1)
Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm (George Gervin GameAbove Center)
Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Southern Eagles will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at the George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Georgia Southern opened their season with a loss to Georgia Tech, while Eastern Michigan lost to Butler in their first game.
Georgia Southern Preview
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 0-1 this year after they lost to Georgia Tech by a score of 84-62 in their first game. Georgia Southern only trailed by one point at halftime, but they were out scored by a total of 52-31 in the second half for the blowout loss. The Eagles shot 40.4% from the field, 27.3% on three pointers, and 76.9% on free throws in the game. Georgia Southern was out rebounded by a total of 37-33, had six assists, and committed 18 turnovers in the loss. Jamar Franklin led the Eagles with 17 points and three rebounds, while Carlos Curry added nine points and four rebounds. Georgia Southern gave up 84 points on 45% field goal shooting and allowed 13 three pointers.
Eastern Michigan Preview
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 0-1 this season after they lost to Butler by a score of 94-55 in their last game. Eastern Michigan trailed 34-26 at the half, but they allowed 60 points in the second half for the loss. The Eagles shot 32.2% from the field, 33.3% on three pointers, and 60% on free throws. Eastern Michigan recorded 33 rebounds, 11 assists, and they turned the ball over 18 times in the loss. Tyson Acuff led EMU with 13 points and three rebounds, while Arne Osojnik also had 13 points and three rebounds in the game. Eastern Michigan allowed 94 points on 57.1% field goal shooting in the loss.
Eastern Michigan will be at home for this matchup and they played pretty well in the first half against Butler, but they got absolutely pummeled in the second half for the blowout loss. Georgia Southern did almost the exact same thing as EMU, as they only trailed by one point at the half, before allowing 52 points in the second half. Georgia Southern did shoot the ball better and was able to score more points against an ACC team, so I am going to lean Georgia Southern to win the battle of the Eagles here.