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Today’s Best Bet at DraftKings Sportsbook
Eastern Michigan (-16.5) vs Akron – 6:00 PM
It’s another Tuesday MACtion day as Eastern Michigan (4-5) takes on Akron (0-9). The Eagles of Eastern Michigan have lost their last to games and are coming off of a loss to Buffalo 43-14. Akron is coming off of yet another blow out loss, this time to Bowling Green 35-6.
Eastern Michigan is a team that likes to pass the ball and they do it pretty well (32nd in the country). They aren’t the best rushing team (123rd) but against the Zips that won’t matter. The Eagles aren’t very good on defense, 109th in points allowed but again, that won’t matter against Akron. The Eagles have a couple of solid wins this season against Illinois and Western Michigan.
There are a few winless teams in the FBS still but none are as bad as Akron. The Zips are the only team in the country that has yet to cover the spread in a single game this season. Over their last four games, the Zips are being outscored 131-9. The Zips have only scored double-digit points in three of their games this season. Akron is last in the country in points scored and rushing offense.
DraftKings currently has this spread down to 16.5 compared to 17 at FanDuel and other books. The Eagles aren’t the best team in the MAC but they are certainly 17 points better than the worst team in the country. Eastern is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games against Akron. They should get out to a comfortable lead early and run the ball down Akron’s throat. The Zips are losing by an average of 25 points per game this season. There are a hundred other stats you can throw out there about how bad this team is. Take the smart pick here in Eastern Michigan -16.5. Akron is one of those teams you either bet against or not at all. Don’t bet on them until they prove they can cover a spread.