The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they take on the Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) at Assembly Hall. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 149 points with Indiana opening as an 8-point favorite. Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Indiana Hoosiers Odds Preview
The Eagles were victorious over the Howard Bison in their last matchup, 76-66. With 18 points and 14 rebounds, Eastern Michigans James Thompson IV played well. Eastern Michigan played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 (above their season average of 26.9) and a free throw rate of 0.418 (above their season average of 0.251). For those same stats, Howard had marks of 15.8 and 0.246, respectively.
The last time the Hoosiers played, they topped the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 87-70. With 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting, Juwan Morgan was the top scorer from either team. Indiana dominated every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 32.8) and a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 19.4). For those same stats, Arkansas State was 25.0 and 13.8, respectively.
This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Indiana. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, Indiana ranks 320th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.3 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Eastern Michigan has forced the 16th-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.0 percent).
The Eagles have had a respectable 20-17 straight up (SU) record since last season, but are just 11-16 against the spread (ATS). A little over half of Eastern Michigan games have finished over the O/U total since last season.
The Hoosiers are 21-17 SU since last season, but have had difficulty covering the spread (15-20-2 ATS). Over that same period, Indianas games have finished over the O/U total 56.8 percent of the time.
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Indiana Hoosiers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – Eastern Michigan, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Eagles rank fourth in steals per game (9.9) while the Hoosiers rank 173rd (6.1).
- Indiana ranks 117th in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while Eastern Michigan ranks 238th (19.1).
- Indiana ranks 77th in assists allowed per game (12.1) while Eastern Michigan ranks 281st (15.2).
- The Hoosiers rank 25th in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while the Eagles rank 219th (36.2).
- Eastern Michigan ranks 32nd in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Indiana ranks 205th (3.8).