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NCAAB Game Preview - Eagles underdogs vs Broncos at Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan BroncosEastern Michigan Eagles
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Western Michigan Broncos vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

8-9TEAM RECORD7-10

The Eastern Michigan Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Broncos at EMU Convocation Center in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 8-9 and 6-8 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 7-10 and 5-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 5-7, while the Broncos have a 9-5 mark.

View Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Eastern Michigan opened as 3-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 207 and the Broncos sitting at No. 75. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 62-57 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 342 nationally ranked offense (53.1 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 294 at 73.4 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 37.7% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 340-rated mark, allowing 85.7 points per game on the highway. Eastern Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 343 in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 74-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan cruised to victory on Saturday, running Toledo out of the gym and running up a 74-52 score at University Arena.

Eastern Michigan was a 51-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles grabbed a 51-48 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Quintin Dailey at Worthen Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Central Michigan are 8-2
After playing Toledo are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Broncos at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Western Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Western Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Central Michigan, Saturday, January 21
Eastern Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, January 21

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