Niagara @ Eastern Michigan
Current Records: Niagara 3-5; Eastern Michigan 3-5
What to Know
The Niagara Purple Eagles have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Convocation Center. EMU should still be feeling good after a big victory, while the Purple Eagles will be looking to right the ship.
Niagara came up short against the Fairfield Stags on Sunday, falling 81-71.
Meanwhile, EMU took their contest against the Northwood (MI) Timberwolves on Sunday by a conclusive 79-57 score.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Niagara is expected to win a tight contest. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it’s been tough sledding overall. They are 4-0 ATS in away games but only 5-3 all in all.
Niagara and the Eagles now sit at an identical 3-5. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Purple Eagles are 48th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.9 on average. EMU has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 19th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 79 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Convocation Center — Ypsilanti, Michigan
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Purple Eagles are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Eagles as a 1-point favorite.
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Eastern Michigan won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Mar 14, 2018 – Eastern Michigan 83 vs. Niagara 65