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Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Akron Zips

The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Akron Zips will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at James A. Rhodes Arena.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was an 88-63 winner at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites.

Akron was a 57-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs.

Northern Illinois:
Team record: 11-12 SU, 10-10-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 13 games on the road
is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron
is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Akron:
Team record: 16-8 SU, 7-13 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Eastern Michigan, Thursday, February 20
Akron at Buffalo, Wednesday, February 19