Joe D'Amico's NCAAB 4-0 MAC Game of the Month
Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan,
03/11/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 44 - 45
Point Spread: -8/-108 Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan has won and covered both meetings over Northern Illinois this season, by a combined 95-66. The eagles come off two losses but have covered 3 of their L4. The squad rotates 8 players that all contribute. Thompson and Bryant do the scoring while 5 players on the roster pull down app. 5 RPG. Defensively, EMU ranks respectively in a slew of defensive categories, including FT%, 3-point%, FG%, and points allowed. Northern Illinois is 5-24 overall, including 2-13 when playing away from home. The Huskies are riding a 10-game skid, losing by an average margin of 10.7 PPG. Offensively, they rank between 224th and 346th in all offensive categories. On "D" the numbers are almost as dismal. Their best-scorer and rebounder, Abded Nader is going to miss this game due to a personal issue. The Guard is NIU's only DD scorer. Without him, they don't have a single player that can pull down more than 4 RPG. The Eagles are 13-3 ATS their L16 games played following a SU loss, 16-5 ATS their L21 games played vs. teams with a losing record, 9-3 ATS their L12 games played at home, and 11-4 ATS their L15 games vs. the MAC. Take Eastern Michigan. Thank you.