Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Huskies vs Eagles CBB Odds
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(15-16) Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-16)
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Eagles -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 137.5
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This is the first round of the MAC conference tournament with the better seeded teams hosting. These teams both finished 7-11 in the league though so the gap might not be as big as the spread says.
They split the season series with each team winning by double digits at home. Not sure what the tie breaker was but it looks like the Huskies got the short straw starting on the road.
Northern Illinois Huskies
Northern Illinois comes in with as little momentum as possible. They have lost three in a row and seven of eight down he stretch. A lot of those games have been close though including two OT losses.
Marin Maric, their center, is the Huskies best player. He has gotten better every season and was third in FG% and 5th in rebounds in the league this season. He has size inside.
After him the scoring gets very balanced. No other players score in double-figures but five score 7 or more per game. Jaylen Kelly could be a player to watch as he is their best outside shooter.
The Huskies are hoping it is time for some MACtion. Hitting the road to start the tournament makes it a tougher road to get to Cleveland but they should be in this one.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
EMU’s state coming into this one is not much better than NIU’s. They lost seven in a row in February before winning a couple but then dropped their last regular season game.
These guys definitely want to get up and down and put the ball in the basket. They don’t go as deep as the Huskies but have four players averaging 10 or more ppg led by Willie Mangum IV at 16ppg.
Sretch 4 Hames Thompson IV had a great season, averaging 14ppg while finishing second in the league in rebounding and FG%. The Eagles have many more places they can turn to get shots when they need them.
EMU was just 9-6 at home this season (4-7ATS) so clearly they can get beat up in Ypsilanti. The number is a little bolder than what I would have expected in this matchup.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1 in NIU last 8 Mon. games.
- NIU are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- NIU are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mid-American.
- EMU are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- EMU are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- EMU are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mid-American.
Free Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles NCAAB Prediction:
MACtion is normally applied to football but there is some on the hardwood too as it has been the norm for the top seed to secure the autobid in this league.
My first reaction at the number is to look at the dog but I am not a fan on backing teams that aren’t all that good at this time of the year. I am going to wait til closer to tip off and hope for some extra value.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Eastern Michigan -6.5 & Lean OVER.
This is just the start of this tournament so you might want to wait for better values ahead.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Eastern Michigan 77 – Northern Illinois 70
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