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Northern Illinois Huskies Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Akron Zips

Akron Zips


Northern Illinois Huskies
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:00 PM ET
NIU Convocation Center

NIU Convocation Center features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Northern Illinois Huskies and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops betting odds action on Wednesday.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Northern Illinois Huskies betting line opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Illinois Huskies sport a record of 7-8 and 4-6-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Akron Zips have 12-5 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-2 for the Northern Illinois Huskies and 5-3 for the Akron Zips.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 35-rated Akron Zips taking on the No. 234-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this contest.

How Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Illinois's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 65.8 PPG, against a Akron Zips defense rated No. 70 and allowing 62.06 PPG. The Northern Illinois Huskies FG% has averaged 40.43% to date this season, less than the Akron Zips shooters have managed so far (42.52% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Reggie McAdams went off for 31 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Akron to a 82-76 win over Central Michigan on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Huskies endured a 54-46 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Aaric Armstead at EMU Convocation Center.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Odds Trends

Akron is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Akron is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Akron is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Akron is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Illinois
Northern Illinois is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Northern Illinois is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Akron
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Western Michigan, Saturday, January 24th
Northern Illinois at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 24th