Akron vs Eastern Michigan NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/4/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan +1.5
The Akron Zips travel to EMU Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 1.5 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 64.5 per contest. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 60.7, which is a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cheese averages 14.1 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Noah Morgan averages 10.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Ty Groce averages 12.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 43rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 256th, and they give up 9.0 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the nation. Akron averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 90th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 215th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 59th in D-1. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 48th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 169th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 346th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 20.0 per game. Eastern Michigan is 269th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 212th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 225th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 311th in assists per contest with 11.2. The Eagles are 62nd in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Zips are 113th in the nation in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 145th. As a team they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 40th in Division 1. Akron is 147th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 50th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 98, which is ranked 254th. They are 235th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 211th. As a unit they are 216th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +1.5
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