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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Akron Zips Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Akron ZipsEastern Michigan Eagles
11-6January 22, 2014, 07:00 | EMU Convocation Center11-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Eastern Michigan Eagles try to run the Akron Zips off the court at EMU Convocation Center in college hoops action.

The Eagles are 11-6 so far on the season, and 8-5 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 11-6 and 4-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Michigan go 4-9 and the Zips go 5-8 on the totals.

View Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Eastern Michigan in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 160-rated Akron taking on the No. 200-rated Eagles in this contest.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 75-61 loser as they battled Toledo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Demetrius Treadwell scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Zips to a win (they lost 75-61 to Toledo at James A. Rhodes Arena on Saturday).

Eastern Michigan was a 72-59 winner in its last match on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Michigan got 21 points from Mike Talley en route to a 72-59 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Michigan's No. 195 nationally ranked offense (69.24 points per game) against a Zips defense that sits as the No. 118 at 68.76 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 43.34% from the field, more than the Zips have managed so far this season (42.74% on average).

A few Zips at Eagles trends to consider:
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Akron is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Akron is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Akron
Eastern Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron at Central Michigan, Saturday, January 25th
Eastern Michigan at Ohio, Saturday, January 25th