Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: January 12, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Akron Zips (2-2) hit the road in MAC play against the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-6) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. The Zips are favored by 9 points in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 133 points.

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 -9 -110 -110 133 -113 -108 -480 360

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Computer picks for Akron vs Northern Illinois
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Akron (-9) Over (133) Akron 76 Northern Illinois 63

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Total Facts

  • The Zips and their opponents have scored at least 133 points — this matchup’s point total — in three of four games (75%) this year.
  • Northern Illinois has played in three games this year (out of seven total matchups — 42.9% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 133 points.
  • These teams average a combined 140.5 points per game, 7.5 more points than the over/under of 133 set for this matchup.
  • The Zips and the Huskies have seen their opponents average a combined 14.6 more points per game than the over/under of 133 set in this outing.
  • The average point total for Zips games this year is 18.8 more points than the total of 133 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Huskies this season is 3.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Akron Betting Information

  • The Zips have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 0-2 record.
  • Zips games have played to the total or above 1 times in 2 games this season.

Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • The Huskies have a losing record against the spread, going 0-7 ATS (covering just zero% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 9-point underdogs, the Huskies have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 3 of 7 (42.9%).

Head to Head

Akron vs Northern Illinois (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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

  • The leader in points and assists for the Zips is Loren Cristian Jackson, who scores 22.8 points and distributes 7.0 assists per game.
  • Enrique Freeman is the Zips best rebounder, pulling down an average of 8.5 boards in each contest while scoring 9.5 points per game.
  • Jackson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Zips, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 3.7 per game.
  • The Akron steals leader is Jackson, who averages 0.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Freeman, who compiles 1.5 rejections per contest.

Northern Illinois Leaders

  • Tyler Cochran averages 13.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Huskies, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Kaleb Thornton notches more assists than any other Northern Illinois player with 2.4 per game. He also scores 5.9 points and grabs 3.1 rebounds per game.
  • Trendon Hankerson provides the most three-point shooting production for the Huskies. He makes 1.9 threes per game.
  • Northern Illinois’ leader in steals is Cochran with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Zool Kueth with 0.7 per game.
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