Against The Spread Pick
Western Michigan looks to build to win two in a row after beating NIU to snap a five game losing streak. Western Michigan’s falls perfectly into the category of an average team. Nothing about them jumps off the page and their defense leaves a lot to be desired allowing an average of 72 points per game. Things change at home however, where they have looked good on offense and better on defense. Eastern Michigan features one of the worst road offenses in the country scoring only an average of 59 points on the road. The Eagles live and die by defense and a rivalry game on the road does not bode well for that. Take Western Michigan with the points.
Over Under Pick
The boost that home court gives too Western is very noticeable. They shoot almost three percent better from the field and score an average of four more points at home. This will play very well against an Eastern Michigan defense that can’t meet their own season averages on the road. They also play a lot worse offensively and average under 60 points on the road. Neither team has been blowing the doors off lately and I don’t think this will be a shootout. The total has gone under in six of Western’s last eight and four of Eastern’s last five. The under is the play here.