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Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on James A. Rhodes Arena Friday as the Akron Zips look to beat the odds vs the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Central Michigan Chippewas have watched them go 13-9 and 7-8-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Akron Zips are at 18-4 and 10-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Akron Zips are 9-8, while the Central Michigan Chippewas have a 8-8 mark.

The Zips - Chippewas odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Akron is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 43.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Akron's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 76.59 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 148 at 71.73 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Chippewas and Golden Flashes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Kent State was handed a 88-61 defeat on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

The Zips got 20 points from Josh Williams as Akron ran past Ohio 80-68 on Tuesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, February 9th
Akron at Bowling Green, Tuesday, February 9th