Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Eagles and Broncos. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Broncos at University Arena (MI) in Kalamazoo, MI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 148 points, and the Broncos are the home favorites against the Eagles in a Mid-American conference matchup.
EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES VS WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Western Michigan Broncos -6
This game will be played at University Arena (MI) at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.
WHY BET THE WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Broncos.
- Not only will Western 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 144 points.
Are the Eagles Ready for a Win at Kalamazoo?
Eastern Michigan enters this game with an 8-10 record, including a 1-5 mark in Mid-American Conference action. The Eagles have lost four straight games, including their most recent contest against Ohio by a score of 85-67.
On the road this season, Eastern Michigan is just 2-7, and they have lost their last five road games. For the year, the Eagles have been outscored by an average of 14.6 points per game on the road.
Eastern Michigan has an overall ATS record of 7-8-1 this season and they are 4-4-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Eagles have gone 7-5 vs. the spread this year and their ATS record vs. the spread as the underdog over their last 10 games is 6-4. In their last 3 road games, Eastern Michigan is 1-2 vs. the spread.
Eastern Michigan’s over/under record this season is 8-7-1. So far, their games have averaged 144.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.8, resulting in an average margin of +0.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than 12 of their games this season. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during this span is 1-2.
The Eagles’ offense finished with 67 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 67.5 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 229th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 336th in terms of percentage and 336th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 228th in the country, permitting 75.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Ohio, the Bobcats finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 85 points vs. Eastern Michigan.
Will the Broncos Find a Way to Win at Home?
Western Michigan enters this game as a 6-point favorite, and they have gone 1-1 this season when favored. So far, the Broncos have been much better at home, going 4-4 compared to 2-7 on the road.
Over their last ten games at home, Western Michigan has gone 6-4, and they are coming off a loss to Bowling Green, 84-79. This season, the Broncos are 7-11, and they have gone 4-2 in Mid-American Conference play.
As the favorite this season, Western Michigan has gone 1-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Broncos are just 4-6 vs. the spread. At home this season, Western Michigan has an ATS mark of 5-3 and they are 6-3 vs. the spread on the road this year.
Western Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-7 and today’s line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-2.
In their recent matchup, the Western Michigan offense ended with 79 points against Bowling Green. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.1% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Broncos hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 169th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 105th in terms of percentage and 130th in three-pointers made.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Western Michigan is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.7 points per game (255th). So far, the Western Michigan defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (633rd).