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Looking for Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Zips taking on the Eagles on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Quicken Loans Arena, 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 like this Akron Eastern Michigan matchup.
(14-17) Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles (20-11)
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Eastern Michigan -5.5
CBB Betting Total: 134
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Akron has only gone 4-6 in their last 10 contests, but they have managed to win their last two matchups. In their last matchup, they managed to edge out Western Michigan 79-78 to get to this round.
This is a below average squad that ranks 233rd in offensive efficiency. On the defensive side they have been a tad worse ranking 276th in defensive efficiency.
They are led by Sophomore Daniel Utomi and Junior Jimond Ivey. Utomi is averaging 16.8 PPG and 5.4 RPG, while Ivey is averaging 13.2 PPG and 5.7 RPG.
It was an exhaustive win against Western Michigan and it can go two ways now; Akron comes out sloppy and falls behind or they come out rejuvenated and motivated to take on a good Eastern Michigan squad.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Eastern Michigan has been on fire as of late winning eight of their last 10 contests. More importantly, they proved they can beat the top teams in the conference as they took out Toledo twice in that span.
Their offense isn’t flashy as they rank 200th in offensive efficiency. The defense has been their strong-point as they rank 102nd in defensive efficiency.
They are led by Junior Forwards Elijah Minnie and James Thompson IV, and they have the size as they measure 6’8” and 6’10” respectively. Minnie is averaging 16.8 PPG and 5.9 RPG, while Thompson is averaging 15.3 PPG and 11.5 RPG.
Eastern Michigan’s Forwards should be able to hold their own, but tournament time is about guard play, so they just need to focus on managing the tempo of the game and the distribution of the ball.
CBB Betting Trends:
- EMU are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Thu. games.
- EMU are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- AKR are 11-5-3 ATS in their last 19 Thu. games.
- Under is 6-2 in AKR last 8 neutral site games.
Free Akron Zips vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles NCAAB Prediction: Eastern Michigan’s defense proves to be too much for Akron
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Eastern Michigan -5.5
I expect Eastern Michigan’s size and defense to be too much of a problem for Akron. Also, Eastern Michigan is making 51.6% of their shots in their last five contests.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Eastern Michigan 74 – Akron 67
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