Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Chippewas? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI. The over/under for this Mid-American conference contest is set at 130.5 points, with Central Michigan being favored by -10.5 at home against Eastern Michigan.

EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES VS CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +10.5

This game will be played at McGuirk Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Chippewas.
  • Even though we have Central Michigan winning straight-up, we like Eastern Michigan at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 130.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Eastern Michigan Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Eastern Michigan enters this game as a 10.5-point underdog, and they have gone 8-15 as the underdog this season. They are coming off a 61-60 win over Akron, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games.

This season, Eastern Michigan has gone 4-11 on the road, and they are averaging -11.3 points per game away from home. They have gone 13-17 overall, including a 6-11 record in Mid-American Conference games.

Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 14-13-1 this season and they are 7-7-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 13-10 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog. In their last three road games, Eastern Michigan has an ATS mark of 2-1.

Eastern Michigan’s over/under record for the season is 11-16-1, and their games have averaged 140 points. Today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the season average OU line of 143.5. So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3, and the average scoring total in those games is 115 points.

Eastern Michigan offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Akron. In that game, they made 4/15 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 43.3%. Coming into the game, the Eagles offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 18.8 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 9.7 made free-throws.

Coming into today’s game, the Eastern Michigan defense is giving up an average of 72.9 points per contest. So far, the Eastern Michigan defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (537th).

Does Central Michigan Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Central Michigan has been much better at home this season, going 7-3 compared to 8-9 on the road. They have also been better as the favorite, going 7-3 in those games. So far, they are 17-13 overall and 10-5 in Mid-American Conference play.

After a 69-63 win over Northern Illinois, the Chippewas have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at home. For the season, their average scoring margin at home is +5.4 points per game.

As the favorite, Central Michigan has a solid ATS record of 7-3 this season and an even better mark of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games when favored. At home, the Chippewas have gone 7-3 vs. the spread this year and are 6-2-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Central Michigan’s over/under record for the season is 10-16-1 and today’s over/under line of 130.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.6). So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points compared to their season average of 136.7 points per game.

The Central Michigan offense is coming off a game in which they scored 69 points vs. Northern Illinois. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.7% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Chippewas hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 312nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 369th in terms of percentage and 308th in three-pointers made.

Central Michigan’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Central Michigan’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.9% this season.