Eastern Michigan Eagles home to Oakland Grizzlies in NCAA Basketball betting action
Oakland Grizzlies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Oakland when they take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Eastern Michigan battles the Grizzlies, currently sitting with a 4-8 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Eagles and 2-3 for the Grizzlies.
The Eagles were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 99-rated Eagles and the No. 228-ranked Grizzlies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-62 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 290 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.1 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 175 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 309-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 175 with 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 283-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.3 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 316 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 76-71 loser as they battled West Virginia on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. Travis Bader scored 25 points for Oakland on Wednesday, but the Mountaineers managed a 76-71 victory over the Grizzlies at WVU Colliseum.
Eastern Michigan was a 93-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 25-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Michigan and falling by a 93-54 score at Crisler Arena.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Michigan are 2-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Grizzlies at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland at Western Illinois, Thursday, December 27
Eastern Michigan home to Siena Heights, Friday, December 28