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Bowling Green Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Eastern Michigan EaglesBowling Green Falcons
Jan 12, 6:00 PM | Stroh Center

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD5-9

The Bowling Green Falcons host Eastern Michigan on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-9 mark against the 7-8 Eagles in college hoops action at Stroh Center.

The Falcons sit at 5-9 (6-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 7-8 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Bowling Green is 3-6 OU, and Eastern Michigan is 6-2 OU.

View Eastern Michigan vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Falcons in this one found them listed as 7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Eagles was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 173-rated Eastern Michigan taking on the No. 217-rated Falcons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 60-57 win for the Falcons on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Bowling Green’s No. 217 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bowling Green is the No. 227-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 312 at 4.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 326-rated mark, allowing 79.5 points per game on the highway. Bowling Green, on the other hand, rates No. 332 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 60-58 loser at home against Ball State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Eastern Michigan got 16 points from Derek Thompson but lost anyway, 60-58, to Ball State on Wednesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Bowling Green lost its last outing, a 73-67 result against Central Michigan on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Jordon Crawford scored 29 points for Bowling Green on Wednesday, but the Chippewas managed a 73-67 victory over the Falcons at McGuirk Arena.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Central Michigan are 7-3
After playing Ball State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Eagles at Falcons trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Bowling Green is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Bowling Green is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Bowling Green is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 15
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, January 16