More MACtion action takes place on Tuesday night as the Akron Zips (2-8) and Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-6) collide. This will be the 35th matchup in history between these teams, with the Zips logging a 19-15 record in the series. Despite that, Eastern Michigan has won three games in a row over Akron. In 2022, EMU topped Akron 34-28. Akron running back Lorenzo Lingard (arm) is questionable for this matchup.

Kickoff from Rynearson Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Eagles are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Akron vs. Eastern Michigan odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 39. Before making any Eastern Michigan vs. Akron picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Akron vs. Eastern Michigan and just revealed its picks and MACtion predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Eastern Michigan vs. Akron: 

  • Akron vs. Eastern Michigan spread: Eagles -3.5
  • Akron vs. Eastern Michigan over/under: 39 points
  • Akron vs. Eastern Michigan money line: Eagles -164, Zips +139
  • AKR: 3-6 ATS this season 
  • EMU: 5-5 ATS this season
  • Akron vs. Eastern Michigan picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Eastern Michigan can cover

Eastern Michigan seeks to win five home games for the first time since 2011. Junior quarterback Austin Smith has played well at Rynearson Stadium, including a 4-0 record this season. Smith currently has 1,420 passing yards with seven passing touchdowns. Six of those seven passing scores came at home. On Oct. 28 against Western Michigan, the Georgia native went 15 of 25 for 231 yards and one passing touchdown.

Senior receiver Tanner Knue is the most consistent playmaker for this offense. The Ohio native leads the team in receptions (40), receiving yards (393), and touchdowns (3). He's reeled in five-plus catches in four games this season. On Oct. 14 against Kent State, Knue notched five receptions for 85 yards and one score. See which team to pick here.

Why Akron can cover

Akron heads into this contest ranking sixth in the MAC in both total defense (331.8) and run defense (149.3) but fourth in pass defense (182.5). The Zips have logged 18 team sacks with junior defensive lineman CJ Nunnally IV leading the way. Nunnally IV has good speed and finesse moves to get into the backfield. The Georgia native is tied for third in the MAC in sacks (7) with 53 total tackles. Additionally, he leads the MAC in TFL (13.5).

In his last outing versus Miami (OH), Nunnally IV tallied 10 total tackles and one sack. Sophomore linebacker Bryan McCoy is consistently flying to the ball. McCoy is fifth in the conference in total tackles (87) and tackles per game (8.7). He's supplied four double-digit tackle games in 2023. In last week's loss to Miami (OH), McCoy notched 11 total tackles and one forced fumble. See which team to pick here.

How to make Eastern Michigan vs. Akron picks

SportsLine's model is going Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 51 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Akron vs. Eastern Michigan, and which side of the spread hits 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of well over $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.