Eastern Michigan Eagles at Northeastern Huskies Free Prediction

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The Northeastern Huskies (3-4) will be at home in Matthews Arena when they meet the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-4). Action begins at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Northeastern Huskies Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Huskies dismantled the Bucknell Bison, 96-78, while the Eagles were blown out by the TCU Horned Frogs, 87-69.

Northeastern played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (above their season average of 21.8) and a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 19.5). Bucknell recorded marks of 12.1 and 13.8, respectively, for those same stats. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, held TCU to an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.9 (below the 32.5 mark opponents have averaged against Eastern Michigan this season). Northeastern’s Tomas Murphy had a good game, contributing 21 points and 12 rebounds. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, was lifted by Boubacar Toure, who finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams square off. Northeastern ranks 294th in possessions per game (67.5) and Eastern Michigan is 287th (67.7) since last season.

Eastern Michigan vs. Northeastern ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – Northeastern, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northeastern ranks 29th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while Eastern Michigan ranks 296th (15.7).
  • The Huskies rank 16th in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while the Eagles rank 191st (35.4).
  • Northeastern averages 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 101st in the country. Eastern Michigan ranks 251st in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • The Eagles rank third in blocks per game (6.2) while the Huskies rank 264th (2.3).
  • Northeastern ranks seventh in three pointers allowed per game (17.2) while Eastern Michigan ranks 251st (23.7).