Massachusetts Minutemen vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Matchup Report
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Massachusetts Minutemen try to run the Eastern Michigan Eagles off the court at Mullins Center in college hoops action.
The Minutemen bring a 9-3 record (3-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-6 Eagles, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Massachusetts go 5-7 so far and the Eagles go 4-2.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Massachusetts sat as 16-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 148-rated Eastern Michigan taking on the No. 126-rated Minutemen in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-62 win for the Minutemen on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Massachusetts's No. 80-ranked scoring average of 72.7 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 94 and allowing 62.2 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 40.6% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (38.6% per game).
Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.4 points per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 90-38 loser on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 27-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Kentucky and falling by a 90-38 score at Rupp Arena.
Massachusetts won its last outing, a 70-69 result against Miami (Ohio) on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Massachusetts earned a 70-69 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Raphiael Putney at Millett Hall.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Ball State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Louis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Eagles at Minutemen trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Massachusetts is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Eastern Michigan home to Ball State, Wednesday, January 9
Massachusetts at Saint Louis, Thursday, January 10