It is Joe Duffy’s Picks time of the year. Well actually any month that has 28-31 days in it, the anchor of OffshoreInsiders.com has mastered it. A huge week so far, here is a premium pick for tonight. Billy Walters picks often mirror those from Joe Duffy.
EASTERN MICHIGAN -5 Akron
EMU has played a brutal schedule. They have covered by nine or more the last two games. The Green and White has started the 2013-14 MAC season on a tough note, having to go out on the road for three of its first four conference games. The Eagles had a successful quartet of games to start the conference slate, going 3-1, and will now reap the benefits of that by returning home for three-straight games.
EMU is holding teams to 36.9 percent shooting, 5.8 below the teams normal average.
The Green and White is swiping the ball 9.1 times per game, ranking as the 13th-most steals per game, and holding teams to just a 28.4 three point field goal percentage, good for 14th in the country. The Eagles most impressive stat is that they are holding teams to a 36.9 field goal percentage. This number ranks as the fourth-best in the nation.
Free sports picks says that EMU already has two road conference wins, which is more than last year. But do not look for a letdown at home. The Eagles have enjoyed much success within the doors of the Convocation Center this season. With an 8-1 record, EMU has shot 47.3 percent from the floor, while hitting 38.6 percent of its shots from three-point land. Eastern is scoring 74.2 points per contest, while holding its opponents to 57.2 points per game.
Joe Duffy’s Picks is to go with Eastern Michigan -5.
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