Central Michigan Chippewas VS Akron Zips

College Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Thursday

02/14/2020

ESPNU

Spread: Akron Zips -4

Over/Under: 155

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 2/14/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 2/14/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 2/14/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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It’s a battle of East and West Mid-American teams as the Central Michigan Chippewas welcome the Akron Zips to the McGruirk Arena. Central Michigan have lost two straight games heading into this game while Akron are the opposite as they are on a two-game winning streak. The Chippewas are third in the MAC West standings with a record of 6-4 and 13-10 overall. On the other hand, the Zips are 8-3 and second in the MAC East with an overall record of 18-6.

Central Michigan are losers of two in a row as they try to avoid another against Akron. They lost 65-60 to the Buffalo Bulls last Friday then followed it up with a 73-70 defeat at the hands of the Eastern Michigan Eagles last Tuesday. In the loss to Eastern Michigan, F David DiLeo scored a game-high 24 points but it was not enough for the victory. G Travon Broadway added 17 points and five rebounds while G Deschon Winston had 10 points, seven boards and four assists. The loss was the Central Michigan’s fifth in their last 10 games.

The Chippewas are one of the best home teams in the MAC this season with a record of 11-2 at the McGruirk Arena. They are averaging a whopping 90.3 points and 38.9 rebounds per game while shooting 46.6% from the field, 39.0% from beyond the arc and 75.0% from the free throw line. But despite their current record at home this season, it should be noted that Central Michigan have lost eight out of their last 10 games against Akron. Nevertheless, the Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 12-2 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Predictions 2/14/2020

As for the Akron Zips, they are on a two-game winning streak looking for their third against at the expense of Central Michigan. Akron defeated Eastern Michigan 59-58 last Saturday before destroying the Bowling Green Falcons last Tuesday, 74-59. In the blowout win, G Loren Jackson exploded for 28 points with G Tyler Cheese adding 17 points and five rebounds. No other Akron player scored in double figures but it did not matter because they got the easy win.

On the road this season, the Zips have a winning record of 5-3. They are averaging 75.1 points and 34.9 rebounds per game on the road while shooting 45.4% from the field, 42.8% from the three-point area and 74.5% from the charity stripe. Akron have also one of the best road defenses in the conference this season, allowing just 69.8 points per game. They are 7-1 ATS on the road this season and 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Akron Zips -4. The Central Michigan Chippewas have a strong record at home but they will have a hard time defeating the Akron Zips. Prediction is a hard-fought 80-76 win for the visiting Zips in Michigan.

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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 2/14/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Date: February 14, 2020

Live: ESPNU

NCAAB Odds: Akron Zips -4

Total Odds: 155

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