Chippewas open as college hoops underdog vs Zips

Central Michigan ChippewasAkron Zips
Feb 5, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Odds

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The Akron Zips will be trying to slam the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday when the teams tip off at James A. Rhodes Arena in college betting action.

Supporters of the Chippewas have watched them go 9-12 and 11-9 ATS on the year, while the Zips are at 17-4 and 10-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 6-8, while the Chippewas have a 10-5-1 mark.

View Central Michigan vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Chippewas were listed as 20-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Zips) and the No. 309 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-65 result in favor of the Zips has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chippewas rank No. 256 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 42 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 44-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Chippewas rate No. 32 with 8 per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Michigan was a 70-61 loser at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Chippewas endured a 70-61 loss at the hands of the RedHawks on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Kyle Randall at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Akron, they were an 86-72 winner as they battled Ohio at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Akron got 21 points from Alex Abreu en route to an 86-72 victory over Ohio on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 7-3
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After playing Ohio are 2-8
After a win are 10-0

A few Chippewas at Zips trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan at Kent State, Saturday, February 9
Akron at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, February 9

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