Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Warhawks. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Warhawks at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and Louisiana-Monroe is favored by -6.5 vs. Eastern Michigan.
EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES VS LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +6.5
This game will be played at Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-72 in favor of the Warhawks.
- Even though we have Louisiana-Monroe winning straight-up, we like Eastern Michigan at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Will the Eastern Michigan Defense Show Up on the Road?
Eastern Michigan enters this game with a record of 9-14, including a 2-9 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The Eagles have lost three straight games, and their road record for the season is 2-9.
As the underdog, Eastern Michigan has gone 4-12 this season. The Eagles’ average scoring margin on the road is -14.4 points per game, and they have lost seven straight games away from home.
Eastern Michigan’s ATS record this season is 9-11-1, including a 4-6-1 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles are 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Eastern Michigan has gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 0-3 ATS in their last 3.
Today’s over/under line of 139.5 for Eastern Michigan’s game against Louisiana-Monroe is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.1). So far, their over/under record this season is 9-11-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points.
The Eastern Michigan offense is coming off a game where they scored 87 points against Toledo. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.9% and connected on 8 threes. Offensively, the Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 251st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 358th in terms of percentage and 334th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 248th in the country, permitting 75.3 points per game. So far, the Eastern Michigan defense is giving up an average of 8.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (528th).
Does Louisiana-Monroe Have What it Takes at Home?
Playing at home, Louisiana-Monroe is favored by 6.5 points against Eastern Michigan. The Warhawks have gone 4-5 at home this season and have won three straight games at home.
For the season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 8-14 and has a 4-8 record in Sun Belt Conference play. In their last game, the Warhawks defeated Coastal Carolina by a score of 79-75.
As the favorite this season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 0-4 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Warhawks have a record of 4-6 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Monroe games is 12-8 and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.8). Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 8-2.
Louisiana-Monroe’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against Coastal Carolina. They had an overall field goal percentage of 47.3% and made 18/31 free throws. The top scorer for the Warhawks was Nika Metskhvarishvili with 28 points, while Tyreke Locure also chipped in with 15 points.
The Warhawks’ defense is presently ranked 235th nationally, allowing an average of 74.6 points per contest. Against Coastal Carolina in their most recent game, the Louisiana-Monroe defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing Coastal Carolina to hit 47% of their shots.