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Central Michigan Chippewas battle vs Akron Zips highlights college odds menu

Akron ZipsCentral Michigan Chippewas
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Zips travelling to Central Michigan Saturday to take on the Chippewas on Saturday.

The Zips will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chippewas are 9-8-1 ATS. Akron is 7-9 against the total, while Central Michigan is 9-9 versus the number.

View Akron vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Central Michigan in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 270-ranked Chippewas and the No. 38-rated Zips in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-63 win for the Zips on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 75 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Central Michigan’s No. 268 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Michigan is the No. 146-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Akron rates No. 168 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 62-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Akron was a 70-58 winner on the road against Ball State. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Brian Walsh scored 16 points leading the Zips to a 70-58 victory over Ball State at Worthen Arena on Tuesday.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 71-58 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Trey Zeigler scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Chippewas to a win (they lost 71-58 to Bowling Green at Stroh Center on Wednesday).

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-8
Before playing Kent State are 7-3
After playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Zips at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Akron's last 12 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing Akron
Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Central Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Akron
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Akron home to Toledo, Wednesday, February 1
Central Michigan home to Kent State, Tuesday, January 31