The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-1) will be at home in the Convocation Center when they meet the Valparaiso Crusaders (5-3). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Valparaiso Crusaders at Eastern Michigan Eagles ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Eagles lost big to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 77-56, while the Crusaders won big over the Trinity Christian Trolls, 98-71.
Valparaiso dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.171 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 13.3 (better than their season average of 17.2). Trinity Christian had marks of 0.076 and 21.8, respectively, for those same stats. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.288 vs. 0.123). Eastern Michigan received a boost from Boubacar Toure, who recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds. Donovan Clay, meanwhile had a good game for Valparaiso, contributing 16 points and eight rebounds.
Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Eastern Michigan ranks 303rd in possessions per game (66.6) and Valparaiso is 265th (67.8) since last season.
Valparaiso Crusaders at Eastern Michigan Eagles ATS Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – Eastern Michigan, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Valparaiso ranks 37th in three pointers allowed per game (19.5) while Eastern Michigan ranks 266th (24.3).
- The Eagles rank 137th in rebounds per game (36.0) while the Crusaders rank 231st (34.2).
- The Eagles rank 24th in steals per game (8.4) while the Crusaders rank 205th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
- Valparaiso ranks 146th in assists per game (13.6) while Eastern Michigan ranks 311th in assists allowed per game (15.8).