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Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Matchup Report

Northern Illinois HuskiesAkron Zips
11-12February 15, 2014, 07:00 | James A. Rhodes Arena16-8

The Akron Zips will hit the floor running against the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Akron battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 11-12 mark (10-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-11 for the Zips and 9-11-1 for the Huskies.

View Northern Illinois Huskies vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

The Huskies were listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Zips rated this week at No. 55 and the Huskies sitting at No. 196.

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. The Huskies blew out Central Michigan on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 88-63 win at NIU Convocation Center.

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. The Zips endured a 57-54 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Demetrius Treadwell at University Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 197-ranked offense, averaging 68.21 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 34 at 64.26 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 42.93% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.

A few Huskies at Zips trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northern Illinois's last 7 games
Northern Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

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