Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: 2/16/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 16, 2021

The Akron Zips (10-4) are heavily favored (by 16.5 points) to extend a six-game home win streak when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-8) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 132.

Betting Information

Akron vs Northern Illinois Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Akron -16.5 -110 -110 132 -110 -110 -2500 1100

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Computer picks for Akron vs Northern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Akron (-16.5) Over (132) Akron 80 Northern Illinois 60

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Total Facts

  • In 78.6% of their games this year (11 of 14 chances), the Zips and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 132 points.
  • Northern Illinois has played in six games this season (out of 10 total matchups — 60% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 132 points.
  • These teams average a combined 138.9 points per game, 6.9 more points than the total of 132 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 13 more points per game (145) than this game’s over/under of 132 points.
  • The Zips average point total in matchups this season is 147.9, 15.9 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Huskies games this year have averaged an over/under of 136 points, four more than the point total in this matchup.

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Akron Betting Information

  • The Zips have been strong against the spread this season, earning an 8-4 record.
  • The Zips have combined with their opponents to go above the total in 50% of their games this season (6 of 12 contests).

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies have a losing record against the spread, going 1-9 ATS (covering only 10% of the time).
  • When they are at least 16.5-point underdogs, the Huskies have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • In 5 out of Northern Illinois’ 10 games this season, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Akron vs Northern Illinois (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/12/2021 Akron -8 134 -402 +303 Regular Season 67-65 NIU
1/14/2020 Akron -3 136 -157 +128 Regular Season 72-49 AKRON
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-65 AKRON
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-56 NIU

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Akron Leaders

  • Loren Cristian Jackson leads the Zips in points and assists per game, scoring 21.6 points and distributing 6.4 assists.
  • Akron’s best rebounder is Enrique Freeman, who averages 9.4 boards per game in addition to his 8.1 PPG average.
  • The Zips get the most three-point shooting production out of Bryan Trimble Jr., who knocks down 3.4 threes per game.
  • Jackson is Akron’s leader in steals, averaging 0.9 steals per game, while Freeman leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • Tyler Cochran sits atop the Huskies leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 13.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
  • Darius Beane dishes out 2.8 assists per game, the most assists on the Huskies.
  • Trendon Hankerson paces his teammates on the Huskies with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Northern Illinois’ leader in steals is Cochran (1.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Zool Kueth (0.7 per game).
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