Akron vs. Eastern Michigan - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-7) at Akron Zips (13-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Akron Zips meet Tuesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 75.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Raven Lee is averaging 16.3 points and 1.8 assists while James Thompson IV is averaging 15.5 points and 11.2 rebounds. Willie Mangum IV is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Ty Toney is dishing 3.3 assists. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. Eastern Michigan is allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Akron Zips look to build on their impressive 13-4 start to the season. The Akron Zips are averaging 74.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Antino Jackson is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 assists while Isaiah Johnson is averaging 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. Noah Robotham is dishing 3.4 assists and Reggie McAdams is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 percent from the free throw line. Akron is allowing 25.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The Akron Zips have won nine straight home games.
The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Zips are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mid-American. The Eagles are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Akron.
The Zips are a deep basketball team that has plenty of guys who can put the ball in the hoop. Eastern Michigan will struggle in that area and isn't exactly the best road team in the world. I like the Zips to cover the reasonable number here.