The Eagles and Falcons are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Falcons will host the game at Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and the Falcons are the home favorites against the Eagles in a Mid-American conference matchup.


The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles +10.5

This game will be played at Stroh Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Falcons.
  • Even though we have Bowling Green winning straight-up, we like Eastern Michigan at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Eagles Chances on the Road

Eastern Michigan has played 12 games so far this season and currently holds a 7-5 record. In away games, the Eagles have a 2-4 record, while they are 3-1 at home. Eastern Michigan's record vs. the spread heading into today's game stands at 5-4-1. In their last ten games this season, Eastern Michigan has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Eastern Michigan have had an average of 143.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.6 points. Their over/under record is 5-4-1. Over the course of the last five games, the Eagles' games have averaged 136 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-1.

The Eagles' offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 67.2 points per contest. The team's scoring leader is Tyson Acuff, who holds an average of 23 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Yusuf Jihad is averaging 9.3 points per game this season.

At this time, the Eagles' defense is positioned 186th in the country, permitting 73.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Eastern Michigan's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.4% this season.

Will Bowling Green Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Bowling Green comes into this game with a 9-3 record, having just defeated Hampton 75-65 in their last game. Over their previous ten home games, including last year, Bowling Green has a record of 8-2. Bowling Green's ATS performance reveals that they currently hold a 5-5 record. Specifically, they have gone 0-2 vs. the spread on the road and 5-3 at home.

Through 12 games, Bowling Green has an over/under record of 4-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 138.9 points per game so far. Looking at the Falcons' last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 141 points per game.

The Falcons' offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Marcus Hill who comes into today's matchup averaging 19.2. Jason Spurgin also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.1.

So far this season, the Bowling Green defense has been performing well, ranking 53rd in the country at 65.1 points allowed per contest. In today's game vs. Eastern Michigan, the Bowling Green defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Bowling Green made 20 free-throws vs. the Falcons.