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Akron Zips Host the Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Eastern Michigan Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Zips in Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Akron Zips were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Akron Zips bring a 15-3 record (5-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-6 Eagles, who are 7-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Akron go 7-7 so far and the Eastern Michigan Eagles go 6-6.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Akron Zips rated this week at No. 44 and the Eastern Michigan Eagles sitting at No. 83.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Eastern Michigan is ranked No. 105 in NCAA basketball at 37.44 per game. Contrast that with Akron's No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 10.83 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 219 at 6.17 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Michigan got 26 points and 26 rebounds from James Thompson IV en route to a 86-80 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

The Zips grabbed a 83-68 win over the Bobcats on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Kwan Cheatham, Jr. at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Ball State, Tuesday, January 24th
Akron at Western Michigan, Tuesday, January 24th