NCAA Basketball for the match between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, scheduled for December 8, 2023, at the George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti, MI.

Match details:

  • Home team: Eastern Michigan Eagles
  • Away team: Oakland Golden Grizzlies

Model Predictions:

  • BetQL: Oakland -6.5, Over 139.5
  • SportsLine: Oakland -5.5, Under 139.5
  • My Model: Oakland -5, Over 139.5
  • Average: Oakland -5.5, Over 139.5


After analyzing the game from various angles, including the Pythagorean theorem, strength of schedule, key player injuries, trends, and weather, here’s a breakdown of the key factors:

Pythagorean Theorem:

  • Oakland: Expected W/L: 6.4-4.6
  • Eastern Michigan: Expected W/L: 4.4-2.6

This suggests Oakland is slightly overrated based on their record while Eastern Michigan is slightly underrated.


Strength of Schedule:

  • Oakland: SOS Rank: 250
  • Eastern Michigan: SOS Rank: 150

Playing against weaker opponents might have inflated Oakland’s win total, while Eastern Michigan’s impressive record is partly due to their schedule.

Key Injuries:

There are no major key injuries reported for either team.


  • Oakland is 8-2 ATS this season, covering 80% of their spreads.
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-2 ATS this season, covering 66.7% of their spreads.
  • Oakland is 4-5-1 O/U this season, hitting the Over 44.4% of the time.
  • Eastern Michigan is 3-3-1 O/U this season, hitting the Over 50% of the time.


No significant weather concerns are expected in Ypsilanti, MI, on December 8th, 2023.

My Model:

My model uses a combination of advanced statistics, including adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency, to predict point totals and win probabilities. Based on my model, Oakland is expected to win by 5 points and the total points scored to be over 139.5.


Based on the analysis, here are my picks for tonight’s game:

  • Spread: Oakland -6 (-110) PUSH Oakland won by 6
  • Over/Under: Over 139.5 (-110) LOSS (1/2 point)

PICK – Take Oakland -6 tonight

Oakland vs eastern michigan


My confidence level for these picks is moderate. While Oakland’s record might be inflated due to their weak schedule, they remain a talented team with strong offensive firepower. Eastern Michigan is a solid team at home, but they might be outmatched against a more athletic and deeper Oakland squad. The Over seems like the safer bet due to both teams’ high-scoring offenses and the potential for a fast-paced game.