Eastern Michigan at Akron 1/15/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
Eastern Michigan and Akron have both had their struggles on this young season, but when they meet Tuesday in Akron, it will be Central Michigan with the better record in the MAC. Eastern Michigan is 8-8 overall and 2-1 in the west. Akron is 9-7 and 1-2 in the MAC. The Eagles of Eastern Michigan have won two after having lost to two consecutive ranked opponents.
Akron has lost two straight and is 2-3 over the last five. Eastern Michigan swept Akron in two games last year. Akron swept the year before.
Eastern Michigan is led by Elijah Minnie at 14 points per game. Paul Jackson is averaging 13.2. James Thompson IV is averaging 11.2 points and 10.3 rebounds. Minnie has made 36 three-pointers while shooting 33 percent from that range. The team has 99 and is just under 30 percent. The Eagles are shooting 45 percent overall.
Akron likes the three-pointer. The Zips have made 157 and are shooting 32 percent from there. Daniel Utomi is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. He has made 49 three-pointers. Jimond Ivey is averaging 13.8 with 6.8 rebounds. He is shooting 51 percent overall. Loren Cristian Jackson is averaging 13.1 points. Jackson has 34 three-pointers. Channel Banks has made 27 shots from behind the arc.
Akron is averaging 73.3 points and is giving up 62.9 per game. Eastern Michigan is averaging 72.2 and giving up 71.2. Eastern Michigan is averaging eight steals and Akron is averaging five per game.
In the always competitive MAC think getting this many points it's way too tough to pass up. Like the Eagles getting all these points. Final Score Prediction, Akron Zips win but fall short ATS 75-69.