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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Northern Illinois Huskies Underdogs vs Akron Zips

The Northern Illinois Huskies will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Akron Zips at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Northern Illinois Huskies to cover the point spread in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 16-8 and 11-8 ATS Northern Illinois Huskies will face the 20-4 Akron Zips, who own a 11-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-8 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Akron Zips are 11-8.

The Northern Illinois Huskies sit at No. 176 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Akron Zips sit at No. 25 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 127 nationally ranked offense (74.21 points per game) against a Akron Zips defense that sits as the No. 62 at 67.25 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies have been averaging 43.4% from the field, less than the Zips have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips got 20 points from Antino Jackson as Akron ran past Bowling Green 83-68 on Tuesday at Stroh Center.

Aaric Armstead scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 75-74 to Kent State at Memorial A on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games
  • Akron is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Illinois is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Buffalo, Tuesday, February 16th
Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Tuesday, February 16th