Akron Zips face Eastern Michigan Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
Eastern Michigan will look to improve on its 11-12 record on Wednesday when they host Akron in NCAA basketball odds action at EMU Convocation Center.
The Eagles are 11-12 so far on the season, and 11-7-1 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 19-4 and 10-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Michigan go 9-7 and the Zips go 6-10 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Zips were listed as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 144 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Zips, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-61 victory for the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 339 nationally ranked offense (57.3 points per game) against a Zips defense that sits as the No. 75 at 62 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 39.7% from the field, less than the Zips have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).
Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.1 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Akron was a 54-50 winner on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points leading the Zips to a 54-50 victory over Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan was a 60-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Toledo. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan suffered a 60-52 loss against Toledo on Saturday, getting 19 points from Daylen Harrison in a losing effort at Savage Arena.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 10-0
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Ball State are 4-6
After playing Toledo are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Zips at Eagles trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Akron
Akron home to Bowling Green, Saturday, February 16
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, Saturday, February 16