Central Michigan at Akron: 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Central Michigan at Akron: 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Akron Zips (20-9) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (7-21)

Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)

Betting Odds: CMU +14 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Akron Zips will host the Central Michigan Chippewas in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Friday Night.

The Akron Zips are coming off of a 19 point win against Ball State in their last time out. Xavier Castaneda had 22 points to lead Akron. Enrique Freeman had 18 points and 16 rebounds for Akron, which earned its fourth straight win. Ali Ali added 16 points and Mikal Dawson had 11 points 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. Enrique Freeman averages 13.3 points and 11.3 rebounds a night. Xavier Castaneda is the third leading scorer for the Zips as he averages 12.8 points a game for this team.

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The Zips are averaging 71.6 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 63.2 points per game. They are shooting 68.3% from the free throw line. 

The Central Michigan Chippewas are coming off of a 14 point loss against Miami OH in their last time out. Kevin Miller had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Chippewas. Cameron Healy added 17 points. Harrison Henderson had 14 points in the loss.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are led in scoring by Kevin Miller who averages 13.2 points and 3.4 rebounds for this team. Cameron Healy averages 12 points and 2.3 rebounds a game for this team. Harrison Henderson is the third leading scorer for the Chippewas as he averages 10.5 points a game for this team.

The Chippewas are averaging 66.1 points per game on 40.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 77.9 points per game. They are shooting 68.4% from the free throw line.

The Zips are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. I think Akron wins this one but this feels like too many points to lay with the Zips so I’ll back CMU here.

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Clayton’s Pick Central Michigan +14

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