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Purdue Boilermakers host Eastern Michigan Eagles in college basketball action

Eastern Michigan EaglesPurdue Boilermakers
Dec 10, 4:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Mackey Arena Saturday as host Purdue looks to handle the Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAAB action.

Purdue will face the 4-5 Eagles, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 2-3 favoring the OVER.

View Eastern Michigan vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Eastern Michigan before tip-off in this one will find them as 25.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 308-rated Eastern Michigan taking on the No. 51-rated Boilermakers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-58 win for the Boilermakers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 264 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.2 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 173 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 26-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 281 with 4.7 per game.

Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 111 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan was a 66-53 loser in its last match on the road against Drake. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as underdogs. The Eagles got 20 points from Darrell Lampley, but it was Drake that prevailed in a 66-53 final on Thursday at Knapp Center.

Last time out for Purdue, they were a 65-60 winner as they battled Western Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 24-point favorite. Robbie Hummel scored 19 points leading the Boilermakers to a 65-60 victory over Western Carolina at Mackey Arena on Wednesday.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Radford are 0-1
After playing Drake are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Butler are 2-1
After playing Western Carolina are 0-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Eagles at Boilermakers trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Purdue is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Radford, Tuesday, December 20
Purdue at Butler, Saturday, December 17