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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.

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