Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Pirates versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Eagles as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 149.5 points.


The Pick: Eastern Michigan Eagles -4.5

This game will be played at George Gervin GameAbove Center at 1:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Eastern Michigan pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Hampton Secure a Road Victory?

After 11 games, Hampton has a record of 4-7. In their away games, the Pirates are 1-4, and they are 0-1 at home. Heading into their game against Eastern Michigan, Hampton holds a 3-3 ATS record. In away games, Hampton has covered the spread in 3 out of 5 games this season and is 6-3 ATS in their last ten road games.

Through 11 games, Hampton has an over/under record of 3-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 158.3 points per game so far. The Pirates have an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 150 points per game.

In their latest game, Hampton offense put up 65 points against Bowling Green. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 40.6% and made 4 threes. Tedrick Wilcox Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 14.6 points per contest. Kyrese Mullen has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15.7 going into the game.

At this time, the Pirates' defense is positioned 231st in the country, permitting 75.6 points per game. In today's game vs. Eastern Michigan, the Hampton defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Hampton made 20 free-throws vs. the Pirates.

Can the Eagles Pull Off a Home Win?

In today's game against Hampton, the Eastern Michigan team, who currently have a 5-5 overall record, will be playing at home. In their most recent three home games, including one from last year, Eastern Michigan has a 2-1 record. Eastern Michigan has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-2-1. In their previous five games, they are 2-1-1 ATS.

Through 10 games, Eastern Michigan has an over/under record of 4-3-1 with their games averaging a combined 143.9 points per game so far. The Eagles' last five games have finished with a combined 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1-1.

In their previous game, the Eagles' offense finished with 66 points, which is right in line with their current average of 66.8 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 152nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 172nd in percentage and 284th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Eagles' defense holds the 202nd rank in the nation, allowing 73.4 points per game. In their most recent game, the Eastern Michigan defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Michigan knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 83 points.