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Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Akron Zips - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Akron Zips at Northern Illinois Huskies
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Niu Convocation Center
Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, Lincon Hwy Rt 38, DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, 60115, USA
The Line
Akron -3, O/U 135.5
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Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The Akron Zips are traveling to the NIU Convocation Center in Dekalb, Illinois to face off against the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Akron Zips are 13-3 on the year and 3-0 in conference play, following a 15 point win against the Ball State Cardinals. The Northern Illinois Huskies are coming off a 3 point win against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, boosting them to 9-7 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.


The Akron Zips enter this matchup averaging 76.8 points per game and also allow 62.2 points per game. The Zips are led by junior guard, Loren Cristian Jackson. Jackson leads Akron in scoring and assist, averaging 16.6 points per game and 5.1 assist per game. Jackson is an explosive guard that is able to create shots for him and other teammates.


The Northern Illinois Huskies are averaging 68.9 points per game and also allow 64.6 points per game. Northern Illinois is led by senior guard, Eugene German. German is leading the Huskies in scoring and assist, averaging an impressive 20.4 points per game and 2.9 assist per game. German had 17 points in the Huskies win over Eastern Michigan.


Recent Betting Trends


The Akron Zips are 9-5 ATS this year.


Akron is 7-1 their last 8 games on the road.


The Northern Illinois Huskies are 6-9 ATS this year.


The total has gone under in 7 of Northern Illinois’ last 9 games.


In this matchup I like the Akron Zips to win and cover the spread. Akron is 7-1 ATS their last 8 games on the road. Akron has also been great ATS this year, going 9-5 ATS. Northern Illinois only scores 68.9 points per game and will not be able to keep the game close. Final score prediction, the Akron Zips win and cover the spread 77-66.

Akron -3
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