Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Total Play

by | Last updated Feb 14, 2023 | cbb

Akron (17-8 SU 8-13 ATS) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-19 SU 9-14 ATS)
When: Tuesday, February 14th: 7:00 ET
Where: Convocation Center (MI) Ypsilanti, MI
Point Spread: Akr -9/EMU +9 (125% bonus up to $400 and a free half point everytime you bet your favorite team when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at GTBets!)
Total: 146.0
Money Line: Zips -442/E. Mich +330

The Akron Zips hope they can get the ship righted when they travel to Ypsilanti to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The CBB betting board has the Zips as a rather large -9.5 point spread with a total line of 146.5. Read on to get Rich Crew’s Akr/EMU pick backed by analysis.

Line Movement

This game hit the board with the Zips posted as a -8.5 favorite and has since climbed to -9.5. The total has been dropping opening at 146.5 at many betting shops before early betting action sent the line to as low as 145.5.

Last Game Info

Going into their last game, Akron was the betting favorite at -2 but fell to Ohio by a score of 90-81. The combined 171 points finished above the 143 total line.

Eastern Michigan most recently fell to Toledo (70-63). Not only did the Eagles lose straight-up, but they picked up an ATS defeat as +12 point underdogs. The combined 133 points did not surpass the 165.5 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Akron has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 2-2-1 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Zips’ offense averages 77.2 points per game while hitting 49.1% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 46.4% from the field while allowing 74.0 points per contest.

Eastern Michigan
In their previous five contests, Eastern Michigan is 2-3 straight-up and 5-0 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 82.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 50.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 46.6% of their shots while giving up 82.2 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Akron’s opponents comes in at 74.2. Conversely, Eastern Michigan’s combined opponent power rating sits at 75.4.

How Does Akron Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Zips have played 11 road games and have a record of 5-6. In these contests, Akron is 3-7 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 66.1 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.6%. On defense, the Zips allow 66.4 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 41.9% in these games.

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How Does Eastern Michigan Fare At Home?

In their 12 games at home, Eastern Michigan has a 3-7 record vs. the spread while going 4-8 straight-up. On offense, the Eagles are shooting 42.4% on their home floor, leading to 70.8 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 46.2% in these contests. The Eastern Michigan defense is allowing 77.8 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Akron is averaging 71.2 points per game (191st) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 46.2%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Eastern Michigan defense that has allowed an average of 81.8 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 48.6% of their shots vs. Eastern Michigan. On the other side, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are coming into the game averaging 69.1 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.1%. The Eagles will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 64.6 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 39.8% of their shots vs. the Zips.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Akron has a shooting percentage of 35.8% while ranking 333rd in attempts per game. The Zips will be facing an Eastern Michigan defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 33.5%. Eastern Michigan enters the game, having hit 30.8% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.32 made threes per game. On the other end, Akron has allowed opponents to hit 32.7% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • Mikal Dawson (Out) Achilles

Eastern Michigan

  • No Reported Injuries

Pick Against The Line

The Zips’ defense was a strong point for this squad before running into arguably the top two MAC offenses of Toledo and Ohio. They strung together a nice eight-game win streak before those two games holding the opposition to an average of 63.4 points per game. They take on an EMU team that has allowed 82.2 points per game In MACtion overall, including a 104-67 beatdown in Akron, but have looked much better at home recently, allowing 70 to Toledo and 79 to Ohio. Their last outing was a 70-63 loss to Toledo on this court, and I think we’ll something within ten points of that tonight. Take the Under 146. Hey! You work hard for your money! Stop wasting it! Stop overpaying for -110 odds and start saving big money TODAY by making the switch to reduced juice wagering! You’ll be so glad you did!