Saturday, January 21, 2017
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 3-5. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Zips have an overall record of 15-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 6-8 against the spread.
Willie Mangum comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. James Thompson IV averages 14.9 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage currently is at 61%. Kwan Cheatham averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Eastern Michigan averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 68th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 302nd in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 194th and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 12.9 per game. The Eagles allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 160th and 147th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 16.6 assists per contest which puts them in 334th place in the country. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in Division 1.
Akron averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 54th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 34th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 163rd and 90th respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 123rd with 12.8 per game. The Zips allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 226th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the nation. The Zips force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in college basketball.
The Eagles average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 111.8 and they assist on 48.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 14.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.7%. The Eagles give up 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Zips score 82.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.9 points per game. The Zips have a rating on offense of 117 and 55.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 49% of their shots. Akron turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Zips give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-4 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-5 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 6-8 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-7 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Akron Zips Injuries
01/19/17 C Michael Hughes Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Eastern Michigan
Josh's Pick: Take Akron
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