Niagara vs. EMU CIT Prediction

CIT Prediction: Can Niagara hang with Eastern Michigan? 3/14/18

Can Niagara hang with Eastern Michigan tonight in the opening round of the CIT tournament at 7:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(651) Niagara at (652) Eastern Michigan

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

TV: N/A, 7:00 p.m. ET

Current Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Eagles are 8.5-point favorites to beat the Purple Eagles, while the over/under currently sits at 153.5 points.

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Line Movement

The Eagles are 8.5-point favorites to beat the Purple Eagles after the line opened at that same number. The total, meanwhile, hasn’t moved either, posting at 153.5 and staying there as of this number.

Public Betting Information

As of Wednesday afternoon, 73% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Eagles to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 70% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.

Key Injuries

Matt Scott (ankle) is questionable to play tonight for Niagara, while Eastern Michigan does not have a player listed on its injury report.

Betting Strategy

This number seems too high. The Purple Eagles are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off an ATS loss and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games following a straight up loss. On the other side, EMU has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five home games versus with a winning road record.

 

NIT COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NIAGARA PURPLE EAGLES +8.5

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