Akron at Northern Illinois: 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Akron at Northern Illinois: 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Northern Illinois Huskies (6-14) vs Akron Zips (15-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center)

Betting Odds: Northern Illinois Huskies +7 -- Over/Under: 126.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The NIU Huskies will host the Akron Zips in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Tuesday Night.

The NIU Huskies are coming off of a 22 point loss to Bowling Green in their last time out. Keshawn Williams had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead the Huskies. Trendon Hankerson added 15 points and six boards in the win.

The NIU Huskies are led in scoring by Keeshawn Williams who averages 15.9 points and 2.9 rebounds for this team. Trendon Hankerson averages 11 points and 3.7 rebounds a night. Kaleb Thorton is the third leading scorer for the Huskies as he averages 8.1 points a game for this team.

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The Huskies are averaging 63.5 points per game on 41.1% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 71.7 points per game. They are shooting 66.8% from the free throw line. 

The Akron Zips are coming off of a 12 point win against Miami OH in their last time out. Ali Ali had 21 points to lead the Zips. Xavier Castaneda had 15 points for the Zips in the win.

The Akron Zips are led in scoring by Ali Ali who averages 14.1 points and 2.9 rebounds for this team. Xavier Castaneda averages 13.2 points and 3.7 rebounds a game for this team. Enrique Freeman is the third leading scorer for the Zips as he averages 12.5 points a game for this team.

The Zips are averaging 71.6 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 62.7 points per game. They are shooting 66.5% from the free throw line.

Although the Zips are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win, they are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Huskies are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Zips are by far the better team in this one and should make it hard for NIU to put points on the board. I’ll take them to win and cover in this one.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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