Akron vs. Eastern Michigan - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Akron vs. Eastern Michigan - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-10) at Akron Zips (16-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)

The Line: Akron Zips -13 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Akron Zips meet Saturday in college basketball action at the James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 65.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Ty Groce is averaging 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Noah Morgan is averaging 11.1 points and 1.8 assists. Boubacar Toure is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Yeikson Montero is dishing 1.5 assists. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost six straight road games.

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The Akron Zips need a win after splitting their last six games. The Akron Zips are averaging 76.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Loren Cristian Jackson is averaging 16.4 points and 3.3 rebounds while Tyler Cheese is averaging 15 points and 3.1 assists. Xeyrius Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Channel Banks is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Akron Zips have won four of their last six home games.

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles have been awful on the road this season where they've lost six straight and lose by an average of 10.8 points and shoot 37.9 percent from the field. The Akron Zips play their best ball at home where they win by an average of 15.4 points, but they've been hit or miss lately and are 5-6 ATS when favored by five or more points. I don't want to back either of these teams, but I'll take the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the points if forced to pick. I don't trust Akron and big numbers.

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Randy’s Pick Eastern Michigan Eagles +13

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