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Eastern Michigan Eagles visit Oakland Grizzlies in college basketball clash

Eastern Michigan EaglesOakland Grizzlies
6-3December 21, 2013, 01:00 | Athletics Center3-9

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oakland vs Eastern Michigan battle Saturday at Athletics Center as the Grizzlies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Grizzlies sit at 3-9 (5-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 6-3 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oakland is 3-8 OU, and Eastern Michigan is 2-4 OU.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Oakland Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 275-rated Grizzlies and the No. 206-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 67-58 winner at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan got 17 points from Ray Lee en route to a 67-58 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Oakland won its last outing, a 90-75 result against Illinois State on December 16. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Grizzlies got a 21-point performance from Travis Bader, who added 11 rebounds, as Oakland ran past Illinois State 90-75 on Monday at Athletics Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oakland's No. 245-rated squad against Eastern Michigan's No. 161-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oakland rates No. 60 in the country with 7.42 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 193 nationally with 5.11 per match.

A few Eagles at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Oakland is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
Oakland is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Duke, Saturday, December 28th
Oakland at Robert Morris, Sunday, December 22nd