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Purdue Boilermakers home to Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Eastern Michigan EaglesPurdue Boilermakers
5-2December 07, 2013, 02:00 | Mackey Arena7-2

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Purdue and Eastern Michigan on Saturday, with the host Boilermakers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Boilermakers are 7-2 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Eagles are 5-2 and 2-2 ATS. As for the totals, Purdue boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Eastern Michigan is 2-2.

View Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Purdue sat as -9.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Boilermakers, most recently No. 75 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 184 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 69-57 loser at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Eastern Michigan got 11 points from Karrington Ward but lost anyway, 69-57, to Massachusetts on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Purdue was an 88-67 winner in its last match at home against Boston College. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Boilermakers blew out Boston College on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 88-67 win at Mackey Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 152 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 49 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 138-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 188 with 5.14 per game.

A few Eagles at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Purdue is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Wisc-Green Bay, Tuesday, December 10th
Purdue at Butler, Saturday, December 14th