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Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/5/14

Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-9) at Akron Zips (14-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)

The Line: Akron Zips - 4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Game Plan

The Eastern Michigan Eagles go on the road to take the floor with the Akron Zips in MAC action.

Eastern Michigan looks improved to me although whether this team is good enough to be a factor in the MAC is yet to be determined. The Eagles have been in a bit of a funk with losses in three of four following a 65-61 loss at Miami (Ohio). An eight point lead at the break fell by the wayside with EMU connecting at 38% with the Redhawks checking in at 43% with a few more free throws making the difference. Ray Lee led the scoring with 18 points with Karrington Ward tossing in 16 points and grabbing seven boards while Glenn Bryant chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.

Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/5/14

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Akron is right in the middle of the conference race although they haven't been dominant which is probably a worry to some. The Zips fell to 6-2 in the MAC following a 60-57 loss at Kent State where both teams hit at an identical 44%. The Golden Flashes won this with 18 Akron giveaways turning in to a valuable nine extra attempts. Demetrius Treadwell led a trio of double digit scorers with a 16 point, ten rebound performance followed by Quincy Diggs with 15 points and five yanks while Nick Harney netted eleven points and snagged another five boards.

Eastern Michigan has the revenge factor after Akron beat them by ten on the road. I could make an argument for either team but in my eyes the Zips can't afford another defeat...

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