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Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Minutemen

Massachusetts MinutemenEastern Michigan Eagles
6-0December 03, 2013, 07:00 | EMU Convocation Center5-1



The Eastern Michigan Eagles host Massachusetts on Tuesday, looking to build on their 5-1 mark against the 6-0 Minutemen in college hoops action at EMU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan will face the 6-0 Minutemen, who own a 5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 3-3 favoring the OVER.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Minutemen were listed as -6-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 184 and the Minutemen at No. 63 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 62-56 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Cady Lalanne scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Massachusetts over Clemson, 62-56, on Sunday at TD Arena.

Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, an 81-63 result against Kentucky on November 27. They covered in that game as a 20.5-point underdog. Darell Combs scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 81-63 to Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 115 nationally ranked offense (76.5 points per game) against a Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 182 at 73.83 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 46.36% from the field, less than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (47.24% on average).

A few Minutemen at Eagles trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Massachusetts home to BYU, Saturday, December 7th
Eastern Michigan at Purdue, Saturday, December 7th

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