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Northern Illinois Huskies vs Akron Zips Betting Odds and Trends

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 Tuesday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northern Illinois Huskies betting line opened as 3-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Akron Zips have watched them go 18-3 and 7-9-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are at 13-8 and 9-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Northern Illinois Huskies are 10-8, while the Akron Zips have a 9-8 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 34-rated Akron Zips taking on the No. 100-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 168-rated offensive output, at 72.76 PPG. The visiting Akron Zips defense ranks No. 105 allowing on average 70.1 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Northern Illinois Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was victimized by Kwan Cheatham, Jr. for 31 points as the Zips defeated the Bulls 91-90 in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Huskies got 15 points from Marin Maric as Northern Illinois ran past Toledo 74-72 on Saturday at Savage Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games
  • Akron is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northern Illinois's last 8 games
  • Northern Illinois is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 7-12-2 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Akron

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Ohio, Saturday, February 4th
Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, February 4th