A Tuesday night MACtion contest has the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-4) squaring off against the Akron Zips (1-8). Eastern Michigan rolls into this game sixth in the MAC in scoring with 27 points per game. Meanwhile, Akron is ranked last in the conference in scoring (37). The Eagles have logged 30-plus points in four of their eight games played.
Kickoff from Akron is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Eagles are 7-point favorites in the latest Eastern Michigan vs. Akron odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total points is set at 57.5. Before locking in any Akron vs. Eastern Michigan picks or MACtion predictions, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Eastern Michigan vs. Akron and locked in its MACtion picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the odds and college football betting lines for Akron vs. Eastern Michigan:
- Eastern Michigan vs. Akron spread: Eagles -7
- Eastern Michigan vs. Akron over/under: 57.5 points
- Eastern Michigan vs. Akron money line: Eagles -260, Zips +210
- EMU: Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings in Akron
- AKR: Zips are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a double-digit loss at home
- Eastern Michigan vs. Akron picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Eastern Michigan can cover
Senior defensive lineman Jose Ramirez is torching opposing offensive lines. Ramirez is relentless and explosive when attacking the quarterback. The Florida native has tremendous bend and burst. Ramirez is tied for second in the conference in sacks (8) along with 46 total tackles. On Oct. 8, the Florida native amassed six tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.
Senior linebacker Joe Sparacio is flying around the field. Sparacio is very instinctive and takes great pursuit angles when chasing the ball carrier. The Florida native is superb against the run, quickly diagnosing the play. He's first on the squad in total tackles (66). On Oct. 22, Sparacio finished with 15 total stops and one fumble recovery.
Why Akron can cover
Senior receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis is having a strong 2022 campaign. Jacques-Louis has a knack for getting open with his crisp and smooth routes. The Florida native sees plenty of volume within the offense and that won't change in this game. Jacques-Louis is first in the conference in receiving yards (770) but second in yards per game (85.6). On Oct. 29, he snagged nine receptions for 103 yards.
Sophomore Alex Adams is another dynamic and explosive receiver for the Zips' offense. Adams owns secure hands and tremendous field awareness. The Mississippi native can do real damage after the catch. Adams is electric and that's been on full display. He is second on the team in receiving yards (585) with a team-high five touchdowns. On Oct. 22, Adams exploded for 199 yards and one score.
How to make Akron vs. Eastern Michigan picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 58 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Eastern Michigan vs. Akron? And which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to back, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.