Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Chippewas and Eagles. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Eagles at George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI. Get ready to place your bets! This Mid-American conference matchup has an over/under of 141.5 points, and the Eagles are favored to win at home vs. the Chippewas.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS VS EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles -5

This game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Central Michigan Pull Off a Road Win?

Central Michigan will be the underdog in this game, as they are currently 2-6 as the underdog this season. On the road, they have gone 3-6, and their average scoring margin is -16.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Chippewas have gone 6-8 overall, including a 1-1 record in Mid-American Conference play. In their last game, they defeated Ball State by a score of 71-65.

Central Michigan has an ATS record of 5-8 this season and they are 3-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Chippewas have gone 2-6 vs. the spread this year and they are just 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record in Central Michigan games is 5-7-1. The average scoring total in their games this season is 139.8 points, which is slightly lower than the average over/under line of 141.8. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points.

Central Michigan recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 71 points against Ball State. This output exceeded their season average of 65.7 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Anthony Pritchard, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.6, while Brian Taylor also maintains a PPG average of 12 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Chippewas’ defense holds the 238th rank in the nation, allowing 75.3 points per game. Against Ball State in their most recent game, the Central Michigan defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Ball State to hit 41% of their shots.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Eagles?

Eastern Michigan is 8-6 overall and 1-1 in Mid-American Conference play. They have gone 4-1 at home this season compared to 2-5 on the road. So far, the Eagles have been favored in two games, going 2-0.

In their last game, Eastern Michigan defeated Kent State by a score of 71-69. Over their last 10 games at home, the Eagles are 8-2, and they have won their last two games at home.

Eastern Michigan’s ATS record this season is 7-4-1, which includes a 3-2 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

Eastern Michigan’s over/under record this season is 6-5-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 146.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (144.6). So far, 10 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 141.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Eastern Michigan offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Kent State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they made 6 threes. Tyson Acuff is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 22.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Yusuf Jihad brings a PPG average of 8.5 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Eastern Michigan defense is giving up an average of 74.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Central Michigan. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.2%.