Akron vs. Central Michigan: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 6, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2024

The Akron Zips (17-5, 9-1 MAC) will face the Central Michigan Chippewas (13-9, 8-2 MAC) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET at James A. Rhodes Arena. Enrique Freeman and Brian Taylor will be among the players to watch for the Zips and Chippewas, respectively. Tuesday’s game between the Zips and the Chippewas sees the Zips as a double-digit favorite by 14.5 points. The over/under for the matchup is 131.5.

Akron vs. Central Michigan Betting Lines

Akron vs Central Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Akron -14.5 131.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Central Michigan (+14.5)
Total Pick Over (131.5)

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Akron vs. Central Michigan Stat Rankings

Akron Avg. (Rank) Central Michigan Avg. (Rank)
76.2 (127th) Points Scored 68.0 (318th)
65.0 (30th) Points Allowed 71.7 (179th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.7 (253rd) Off. Rebounds 8.7 (169th)
8.2 (107th) 3pt Made 6.1 (303rd)
13.0 (192nd) Assists 11.7 (291st)
10.0 (62nd) Turnovers 11.9 (234th)

Akron vs. Central Michigan Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Zips are 11-8-1 this season.
  • Akron is yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 14.5-point favorite or greater this year.
  • Out of 20 Zips games so far this season, eight have hit the over.
  • Akron and its opponent have broken the 131.5-point mark 13 times this year.
  • Zips games have had an average of 141.3 points this season, 9.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Central Michigan has 12 wins in 21 games against the spread this year.
  • As a 14.5-point underdog or greater, the Chippewas have one win ATS (1-5) this year.
  • Akron has played 20 games this year, and eight of them have hit the over.
  • Chippewas games have finished with over 131.5 points scored 15 times this year.
  • This season, Central Michigan’s games have resulted in an average scoring total of 139.8, which is 8.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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Akron Impact Players

  • Freeman puts up 18.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.3 assists, shooting 60.6% from the field.
  • Ali Ali is putting up 16.2 points, 2.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
  • Greg Tribble averages 9.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Sammy Hunter is averaging 9.0 points, 0.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per contest.
  • Shammah Scott posts 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.

Central Michigan Impact Players

  • Taylor is averaging a team-high 7.5 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 12.4 points and 1.7 assists, making 47.0% of his shots from the floor.
  • Derrick Butler gets the Chippewas 9.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Markus Harding gets the Chippewas 10.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also posts 0.2 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • The Chippewas get 7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Aiden Rubio.

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