Kent State

Eastern Michigan


Eastern Michigan +3 Point Spread

Under 128.5 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

Tuesday night MAC-tion will tip-off with the Kent State Golden Flashes taking on the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Golden Flashes are having a pretty good season so far, sitting in third place in the conference. They are coming off an 87-72 win over Ohio, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Kent State knows that getting an at-large bid is highly unlikely, so this is a game they need to win to better their position in the MAC standings. As for Eastern Michigan, they have been a very lackluster team to say the least. That being said, they’ve been playing a lot better recently. They have won four of their last five, and have also covered their last five spreads in a row. Sitting at 4-8 in the conference, the Eagles need a big win here to at the very least give themselves an easier road to the MAC championship game come March. The Eagles have been competitive as of late and are 9-3 at home this season. This has translated to a 5-3 against the spread record at home (some of the games they played did not have a point spread due to the opponent). That being said, I look for the Eagles to keep this game close and to cover the spread.

Over Under Pick

This is not a total I love because Eastern Michigan can be very inconsistent. The Eagles only score an average of 60.7 points per game, compared to 74.8 for the Golden Flashes. Not much changes either for the Eagles when they play at home as they average just 62 points. Now it is worth noting that the Eagles’ defense has really stepped up lately, allowing only 59.8 points per game over their last five. This includes a game against Akron (the best team in the MAC), where they allowed just 59. It looks as if the defense is starting to figure some things out and for that reason, I lean to the under.