Illinois State Vs Eastern Michigan: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 7, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 7, 2022

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-7) go up against the Illinois State Redbirds (3-6) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Redbird Arena. It tips at 8:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Redbirds’ (-243 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Eagles (+196).

The betting insights in the following article reflect odds as of December 7, 2022 at 1:46 PM ET. See the table below for the latest odds on this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Illinois State Vs Eastern Michigan Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Illinois State (-5.5)
Total Pick Over (143)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Illinois State Vs Eastern Michigan Stat Rankings

Illinois State Avg. (Rank) Eastern Michigan Avg. (Rank)
64.8 (329th) Points Scored 75.4 (129th)
68.4 (177th) Points Allowed 82.8 (361st)
33.2 (281st) Rebounds 32.6 (298th)
8.7 (294th) Off. Rebounds 9.6 (223rd)
8.1 (124th) 3pt Made 6.6 (252nd)
11.2 (316th) Assists 10 (342nd)
14.1 (284th) Turnovers 11.8 (120th)

Illinois State Vs Eastern Michigan Betting Trends

  • The Redbirds have posted two wins against the spread this season.
  • Illinois State has no wins ATS (0-3) as a 5.5-point favorite or greater this year.
  • There have been five Redbirds games (out of nine) that hit the over this year.
  • Illinois State and its opponent have combined for more than 143 points only two times this season.
  • Redbirds games this season have posted an average total of 133.2, which is 9.8 points fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Against the spread, Eastern Michigan is 3-5-0 this season.
  • The Eagles have won twice ATS (2-2) as a 5.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • This season, five of Illinois State’s nine games have hit the over.
  • Eagles games have had over 143 points six times this year.
  • The average total for Eastern Michigan’s games is 158.2 points, 15.2 more than this game’s over/under.

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Illinois State Impact Players

  • Kendall Lewis leads his team in both points (12.6) and rebounds (7.8) per contest, and also puts up 1.6 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocked shots.
  • Seneca Knight posts 10.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 50.8% from the floor and 47.6% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Darius Burford averages a team-leading 2.6 assists per contest. He is also posting 10 points and 3.8 rebounds, shooting 42.5% from the floor.
  • Liam McChesny is putting up 8.6 points, 0.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Malachi Poindexter is posting 7.7 points, 1.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds per contest.

Eastern Michigan Impact Players

  • Emoni Bates is posting team highs in points (21.5 per game) and rebounds (6.5). And he is contributing 0.9 assists, making 44.7% of his shots from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc, with 3 triples per game.
  • Tyson Acuff is the Eagles’ top assist man (2.7 per game), and he delivers 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds.
  • Noah Farrakhan leads the Eagles in assists (2.7 per game), and posts 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. He also delivers 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Legend Geeter is putting up 6.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1 assists per contest, making 55.6% of his shots from the floor.
  • Orlando Lovejoy gives the Eagles 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
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