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NCAA hoops odds preview - Air Force vs. Eastern Michigan

Air Force FalconsEastern Michigan Eagles
Dec 30, 9:00 PM | Leavey Center

Air Force Falcons vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

6-4TEAM RECORD5-8

The visiting Falcons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Leavey Center against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Leavey Center.

The Eagles sport records of 5-8 and 2-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Falcons have 6-4 and 5-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-4 for the Eagles and 4-3 for the Falcons.

View Air Force vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 241 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Falcons, who rate No. 197 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-52 victory for the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Falcons rank No. 325 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.6 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 288 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 275-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Falcons rate No. 124 with 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.

Air Force lost its last outing, a 72-61 result against Wagner on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Air Force suffered a 72-61 loss against Wagner on Thursday, getting 13 points from Mike Fitzgerald in a losing effort at Leavey Center.

Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, a 75-55 result against Santa Clara on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog. Eastern Michigan was run off the court by the Broncos on Thursday as Santa Clara routed them 75-55 at Leavey Center.

Next up:
Air Force home to Johnson & Wales, Tuesday, January 3
Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 7

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