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Eagles face Akron Zips: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Eastern Michigan EaglesAkron Zips
Feb 4, 7:30 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips Odds

10-12TEAM RECORD15-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Eastern Michigan when they take on the Zips on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Zips are 12-6 ATS. Eastern Michigan is 6-11 against the total, while Akron is 9-9 versus the number.

View Eastern Michigan vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Akron in this one will find them as 15-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 31 (Zips) and the No. 217 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-57 result in favor of the Zips has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 78-rated squad against Eastern Michigan's No. 299-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 150 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 315 nationally with 4.6 per match.

Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 62-57 loser as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Darrell Lampley scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 62-57 to Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Wednesday).

Akron was an 86-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites. Akron got 16 points from Quincy Diggs en route to an 86-72 victory over Toledo on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 2-8
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Michigan are 8-2
After playing Toledo are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Eagles at Zips trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron
Eastern Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
Akron is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Akron is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Akron is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Kent State, Wednesday, February 8
Akron at Western Michigan, Wednesday, February 8