Ohio takes on Eastern Michigan in a conference showdown

Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-12, 3-6 MAC) at Ohio Bobcats (17-3, 8-1 MAC)

Athens, Ohio; Thursday, 2 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS LINE LINE: Ohio -16; plus/minus is 138.5

BOTTOM LINE: Mark Sears and the Ohio Bobcats host Noah Farrakhan and the Eastern Michigan Eagles in MAC action on Thursday.

The Bobcats are 11-1 at home. Ohio is 13-2 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and is averaging 10.4 turnovers per game.

The Eagles are 3-6 in conference play. Eastern Michigan is 1-2 in one possession games.

Thursday’s game is the first meeting this season for both teams in conference.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jason Carter is averaging 14.6 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats. Sears is averaging 17.5 points in Ohio’s last 10 games.

Farrakhan is shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc with 1.9 3-pointers per game for the Eagles, averaging 17 points. Bryce McBride is shooting 43.2 percent and averaging 11.5 points over the last 10 games for Eastern Michigan.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bobcats: 9-1, averaged 76.8 points, 34.2 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 65.8 points per game.

Eagles: 3-7, averaging 69.4 points, 29.5 rebounds, 10.8 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 71.7 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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