Free CBB Hoops Pick: Eagles vs Zips Odds
Looking for Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Akron Zips free plays? CBB betting sees the Zips taking on the Eagles on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
18-14 (0-0 N) Eastern Michigan vs. Akron Zips (3-0 N) 24-7
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Akron -6
CBB Betting Total: 153.5
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The #1 seed in the MAC opens quarterfinal action at the Q in Cleveland as the Akron Zips take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
The Zips earned themselves a bye and the 1 seed with a MAC East title.
The Eagles needed to play a first round game and took down Toledo by 9.
The Eagles were right there the entire season in the MAC West. They ended up finishing 1 game behind the front runners, but the inability to put together winning streaks really hurt them.
However, the first round by didn’t matter as they hosted Toledo and defeated the Rockets for the 3rd time this season. With the win, the Eagles have now won 3 straight and carry some momentum in to this one with Akron.
The Eagles did lose to the Zips in the lone meeting this season, but handled themselves by scoring 88 points in a loss where their defense gave every good look up.
Eastern Michigan averages nearly 78 points per game, thanks in large part to the big freshman C James Thompson IV. Thompson IV averages 14.8 points per game and 10.6 rebounds. Against the Zips Thompson IV has just 9 points and 7 rebounds, but was really taken out of the game by the Akron post defensive specialists.
The Zips started off slow, but really took off in the middle of the season.
Akron won 7 straight in a row in the middle of the season and closed the regular season out with 3 straight wins, one of which included a victory over arch rival Kent State on Senior Night in Akron.
The Zips have a little bit of everything. They average 77.8 points per game and have a solid inside game, but are one of the best at working it inside out and finding their many shooters.
Akron will use Isaiah Johnson, their widely build center to slow Thompson IV down, like he did early this season. This will be a major deciding factor as Johnson really can be a force on both ends of the floor. He leads the team with nearly 17 points per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Eagles are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games.
- Eagles are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Eagles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win.
- Zips are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Zips are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games.
- Zips are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Free Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Akron Zips CBB Prediction:
This is an interesting quarter final game.
Eastern Michigan has the weapons both inside and outside too, which will allow them to keep up with Akron.
Two keys here will be the runs within the game where both teams will have to stop those something to 0 runs. And also a quick start for EMU. They cannot allow Akron to get out early and really build a giant hole for the EMU offense.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: EMU +6
This one will stay close throughout, with the Eagles having their chances to grab a win late here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction:Akron Zips 75- EMU Eagles 72
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