The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they go head-to-head against the North Texas Mean Green (1-2) at The Super Pit. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at North Texas Mean Green ATS Preview
In the Eagles’ last matchup, they beat the Michigan-Dearborn Wolves, 72-59. With 15 points and 14 rebounds, Eastern Michigan’s Boubacar Toure put together a good game. Eastern Michigan played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.5 and a free throw rate of 0.231. For those same stats, Michigan-Dearborn had marks of 18.8 and 0.140, respectively.
The Mean Green are hoping for a better outcome after their 66-43 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks in their last matchup. Deng Geu was North Texas’ high scorer with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Arkansas did a terrific job of making free throws (20-24; 83.3 percent). North Texas, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.2 vs. 14.8).
Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams square off. North Texas ranks 295th in possessions per game (66.8) and Eastern Michigan is 299th (66.6) dating back to last season. Moreover, the Eagles have been among the nation’s elite on the offensive backboards, ranking sixth in offensive rebounding percentage (37.3 percent). The Mean Green, meanwhile, rank 55th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.7 percent).
Eastern Michigan Eagles at North Texas Mean Green Free Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – Eastern Michigan, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Eastern Michigan ranks 23rd in steals per game (8.1) while North Texas ranks 211th in steals allowed per game (6.8).