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MAC Tournament - Central Michigan Chippewas vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasEastern Michigan Eagles
10-20March 10, 2014, 07:30 | EMU Convocation Center18-13

EMU Convocation Center will host Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Central Michigan Chippewas action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Eagles are 18-13 overall and 15-12 ATS, while the Chippewas are 10-20 and 9-15-3 ATS. As for the totals, Eastern Michigan boasts a 11-16 on the OU, and Central Michigan is 15-12.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Eastern Michigan in this one found them as -13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 69 and the Chippewas at No. 206 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 78-64 loser at home against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan got 16 points from John Simons but lost anyway, 78-64, to Western Michigan on Friday at McGuirk Arena.

Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, a 77-66 result against Toledo on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Eastern Michigan got 20 points from Karrington Ward but lost anyway, 77-66, to Toledo on Saturday at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Michigan has the nation's No. 213-rated offensive output, at 66.81 PPG. The visiting Chippewas defense ranks No. 213 allowing on average 73.87 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.33% so far, less than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.47% per game.

A few Chippewas at Eagles trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Michigan's last 11 games
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home