Planning on watching today’s Falcons and Eagles game? Catch the action at George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on ESPN+. Bowling Green is favored by -6 in this Mid-American conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 148 points.

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS VS EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +6

This game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Bowling Green Secure a Road Victory?

After a 26-point loss to Louisiana-Lafayette, Bowling Green heads to Eastern Michigan as a six-point favorite. The Falcons are 16-8 overall, including a 7-4 record in the Mid-American Conference. They have gone 4-4 on the road this season.

On average, Bowling Green has been outscored by 6.2 points per game on the road. They are 10-3 when favored this season, compared to 4-5 as the underdog. Over their last 10 road games, the Falcons have gone 4-6.

Against the spread, Bowling Green has gone 10-12 this season and is 3-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Falcons have an ATS mark of 6-7 and are just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five games as the favorite. On the road, Bowling Green is 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games.

This season, the over/under record for Bowling Green sits at 15-7 and today’s over/under line of 148 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (147.8). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 152 points compared to their season average of 149.9 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Bowling Green offense tallied 60 points in a matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.6%, and they made 4 threes. Leading Bowling Green in scoring vs. Louisiana-Lafayette was Marcus Hill with his 22 points. Rashaun Agee also added 14 points for the Falcons.

At present, the Falcons’ defense is nationally ranked 184th, allowing 72.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the Bowling Green defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Louisiana-Lafayette knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 86 points.

Do the Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Eastern Michigan comes into this game as a 6-point underdog. They have a 4-game losing streak and are 9-15 overall. In Mid-American Conference play, they are 2-9 compared to 7-6 in non-conference games. At home, they are 5-5 this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Eagles are 5-5. Their most recent game was an 82-76 loss to Louisiana-Monroe. So far, they have gone 4-13 as the underdog this season.

Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 10-11-1 this season and they are 5-5 vs. the spread at home. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 9-8 vs. the spread this year and they are 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Eastern Michigan has an ATS mark of 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Eastern Michigan games is 10-11-1. The average over/under line in their games is 143.9 and their games have finished with an average of 144.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 159 points.

The Eastern Michigan offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Overall their field goal percentage was 42% while connecting on 13 threes. Offensively, the Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 251st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 348th in percentage and 326th in three-pointers made.

Facing Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.6 points allowed per game (257th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Eastern Michigan’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.5% this season.