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Purdue BoilermakersEastern Michigan Eagles
Dec 8, 2:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Purdue Boilermakers vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds


The Eastern Michigan Eagles will be trying to slam the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday when the teams tip off at EMU Convocation Center in college betting action.

The Eagles bring a 5-2 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-4 Boilermakers, who are 4-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Michigan go 1-0 so far and the Boilermakers go 3-5.

View Purdue vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Eastern Michigan in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 131-ranked Eagles and the No. 8-rated Boilermakers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-65 win for the Boilermakers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Boilermakers is ranked No. 13 in NCAA hoops at 43.4 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Michigan’s No. 144 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Michigan is the No. 301-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Purdue rates No. 303 at 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Purdue features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.

Purdue won its last outing, a 72-39 result against Lamar on December 4. They covered in that game as a 22.5-point favorite. The battle between the Boilermakers and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lamar was handed a 72-39 defeat on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was an 84-48 loser on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Syracuse and falling by an 84-48 score at Carrier Dome.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Notre Dame are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Syracuse are 0-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Boilermakers at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Purdue at Notre Dame, Saturday, December 15
Eastern Michigan at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, December 15