Central Michigan vs. Akron Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/17/23

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The Akron Zips and the Central Michigan Chippewas meet in college basketball action from the McGuirk Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Akron enters this game as an 8.5-point road favorite with an attached ML of -390. The over/under for this game is set at 143 points.


Akron’s had no new additions to the injury list while Kevin Miller is questionable for this game with a lower body injury for Central Michigan after missing the last six games.

Matchup history

Akron has won the last 5 meetings between these two teams following their 57-56 win over the Chippewas back on March 4th, 2022.


Akron is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win by 20 or more points while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games after scoring 90 points or more in the previous game. Central Michigan is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.


I’m on Central Michigan here. I get why Akron is favored, but the problem is that the Zips have done exactly that, zip, on the road for some time now and I don’t see that changing here. Central Michigan hasn’t been stellar on the road, but they’ve been winning their home games in conference play and historically these have been close matchups. I’ll take the Chippewas plus the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Central Michigan +8.5