Northern Illinois vs Akron Pick: Tuesday, February 16th

Northern Illinois vs Akron Pick: Tuesday, February 16th: Akron sit in 2nd place in the Mid-American conference, with a 12-4 record, and 10-3 in-conference. The Zips have won 8 of their last 10 games, outscoring their opponents by an average of just under 10 points per game. Akron come into this game as the 46th ranked offense in the nation, with an average of 78.7 points per game, and are a top 100 shooting with, hitting at a 46.2% rate from the field, good enough for the 74th ranking in the nation.

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Northern Illinois sits at the very bottom of the Mid-American Conference, with a 2-11 record, going 1-7 in-conference. The Huskies have won just 2 of their last 10 games, and have been outscored by a brutal average of 15.4 points per game, while averaging just 59.8 points per game themselves in that stretch. The Huskies are easily one of the worst offensive teams in college basketball, averaging 59.3 points per game in 13 games played this season, slotting them as the 7th worst offensive team in the nation.

Northern Illinois vs Akron Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Northern Illinois +16.5
Akron -16.5
Total 132
Where/When James A. Rhodes Arena | 2:00 PM ET

The Huskies come into this one riding a 1-7 ATS streak on the road, and have only covered the spread in 3 of their last 16 games overall, going back to last season. On the flip side, Akron comes into this game on an 8-1 ATS run, and have covered six straight home games, and are 6-1 in their last 7 games when coming off an ATS win. The home team has covered 8 of the last 10 games between these two teams, while the dog has covered in 5 of the last 7. The Zips find themselves as -16.5 point favorites this afternoon against the basement-dwelling Huskies.

Northern Illinois vs Akron ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Northern Illinois 2-11-0 -8.5
Akron 10-4-0 +4.8