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Eastern Michigan Eagles take on Zips in NCAA basketball test

Eastern Michigan EaglesAkron Zips
12-9February 05, 2014, 07:00 | James A. Rhodes Arena14-7



Eastern Michigan travels to Akron on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-9 record with a victory over the Zips.

The Zips bring a 14-7 record (7-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-9 Eagles, who are 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Akron go 8-9 so far and the Eagles go 7-10.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Zips as -5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Zips - Eagles odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Akron is rated No. 97 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Michigan is at No. 196.



Eastern Michigan was a 65-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan got 18 points from Ray Lee but lost anyway, 65-61, to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Millett Hall.

In their last action, Akron was a 60-57 loser on the road against Kent State. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Akron suffered a 60-57 loss against Kent State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Demetrius Treadwell in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Akron's No. 178-ranked scoring average of 69.81 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 29 and allowing 63.81 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 43.68% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (42.06% per game).

A few Eagles at Zips trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Akron
Eastern Michigan is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing Akron
Akron is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Akron is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Akron is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Eastern Michigan


Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Kent State, Saturday, February 8th
Akron at Bowling Green, Sunday, February 9th

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