Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Ohio Bobcats Free Prediction 01/07/20

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-4, 0-1 MAC) will be at the Convocation Center to clash against the Ohio Bobcats (8-6, 0-1 MAC) in a MAC matchup. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Ohio Bobcats Betting Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Bobcats were beaten by the Western Michigan Broncos, 77-65, while the Eagles were blown out by the Akron Zips, 69-45.

Eastern Michigan had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 30.6) while Ohio held Western Michigan to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.6 (below their season average of 25.8). Ohio rallied around Ben Vander Plas, who recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Boubacar Toure had a solid performance for Eastern Michigan, contributing 11 points and 17 rebounds.

The Eagles won the sole game between these two teams last season, 66-57. Eastern Michigan’s free throw rate was their largest strength over Ohio. The Eagles had a rate of 0.208, while the Bobcats posted a mark of 0.073. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. Ohio currently ranks 291st in possessions per game (67.4) and Eastern Michigan is 273rd (68.0). Also, the Eagles are among the nation’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 26th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.288). The Bobcats, meanhwile, rank 291st in opponents’ FTA rate (0.262).

Eastern Michigan Eagles at Ohio Bobcats Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Ohio, ATS Winner – Ohio, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Ohio ranks 48th in assists per game (15.4) while Eastern Michigan ranks 223rd (10.8).
  • The Bobcats rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Eagles rank 66th (2.9).
  • The Bobcats average 24.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. The Eagles rank 225th in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
  • Eastern Michigan ranks first in steals per game (11.4) while Ohio ranks 116th (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bobcats have scored an average of 66.8 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (0.4 above their season average).
  • The Eagles have been outscored by an average of 10.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Eastern Michigan has defeated opponents by an average of 5.0 points.