Central Michigan vs. Akron - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (13-2) at Central Michigan Chippewas (8-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +3 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Akron Zips face off on Tuesday in MAC college basketball action.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Central Michigan is averaging 77.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Braylon Rayson leads CMU averaging 16.9 points per game. Chris Fowler is averaging 14.9 points and 5.5 assists, Rayshawn Simmons is averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 assists, and John Simons is averaging 10.6 points. Central Michigan is 7-1 at home this season.
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The Akron Zips are 13-2 this season and they have won their last 10 games in a row. Akron is averaging 76.3 points per game and they are shooting 42 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 58.5 percent. Antonio Jackson leads the Zips averaging 12 points per game. Isaiah Johnson is averaging 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds, Noah Robotham is averaging 10.4 points, and Pat Forsythe is averaging 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Akron looks to be a top contender to win the MAC this season.
Central Michigan is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-5-1 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games. Akron is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 11-4-1 against the spread against the spread against a team with a winning record. Akron is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
The total in this one looks to be on the low side so my free pick is over145.5.