Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Illinois Huskies (16-3) at Akron Zips (15-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips will host the Northern Illinois Huskies this Tuesday.
The Akron Zips come into this game with a 15-4 record and are currently 2nd in MAC East Division. The Akron Zips have won their past 2 games over Eastern Michigan and Miami Ohio. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for the Zips has been Isaiah Johnson who is averaging 12.2 points per game and 7.9 rebounds. Antino Jackson is second on the team with 11.3 points per game and 4.2 assists.
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The Northern Illinois Huskies come into this game with a 16-3 record and are currently 1st in the MAC East Division. The Huskies have won their last 2 games against Central Michigan and Toledo. Through 19 games this season the leading scorer for the Huskies has been Marin Maric who has been averaging 13.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. Travon Baker is second on the team with 12.5 points per game and 3.9 assists.
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Huskies are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games overall. The Akron Zips are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Zips are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games.
Akron and Northern Illinois are two of the best teams in the MAC and it should show in what should be a very good game. I will have to give the edge to Akron here being at home. I do however think that Northern Illinois will keep it close and should cover on the road.