Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies 2-8-22

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Akron Zips will meet with the Northern Illinois Huskies in a Mid-American Conference clash in Convocation Center Dekalb, IL, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 8:00 PM (EST).


The Akron Zips have a well-balanced scoring assault, with four players recording at least ten points each game. These four players accounted for 61.0 percent of the team’s points so far. Ali Ali, who is generating 14.1 points per game this year, leads the group with 51.0 percent of his points coming from within the arc, where he is shooting 51.0 percent.


Xavier Castaneda is the Zips’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.2 points per game. He has a 42.0 percent field goal percentage so far. Castaneda not only contributes to the team’s scoring, but he’s also the team’s leading distributor, throwing up 2.7 assists per game. Enrique Freeman is the team’s leading rebounder, at 10.9 per game.


The team’s 71-59 victory over Miami (OH) was largely due to their ability to overpower their opponent from the field, connecting on 52.0 percent of their 42 field goal attempts.


The Zips were able to overcome a 16-10 loss in turnovers to win the game. Despite having fewer mistakes, the club managed to collect 34 rebounds compared to Miami’s 16. (OH).


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Akron’s last 5 matches.
  • The University of Akron Zips is 10-4 SU in their last 14 matches against Northern Illinois.
  • Akron is 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches in the Mid-American Conference.

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Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies Predictions 2/8/2022


The Northern Illinois Huskies‘ offense is primarily reliant on their top scorers going into this matchup. Only two players account for 40.0 percent of their offense so far. Keshawn Williams, who averages 15.9 points per game, is the team’s leader. He’s scored 57 percent of his points from inside the arc this season, where he’s shooting 48.0 percent.


Trendon Hankerson is the Huskies’ second-leading scorer, averaging 11.0 points per game. He has a 37.0 percent field goal percentage so far. Anthony Crump is the team’s leading rebounder, at 5.2 per game.


Northern Illinois couldn’t overcome a shooting percentage defeat against Bowling Green in their 87-65 loss. The Huskies made 33.0 percent of their 64 field goal attempts, compared to 45.0 percent for Bowling Green.


The squad tried 28 three-point shots from beyond the arc, connecting on 25.0 percent of them, compared to their season average of 33.0 percent. Bowling Green also outrebounded Northern Illinois, earning 41 boards to the Huskies’ 31.


  • The University of Northern Illinois Huskies is 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches at home against Akron.
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Northern Illinois’ last 18 matches in the Mid-American Conference.

Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Akron Zips. On the attacking end of the floor, the Akron Zips hold a significant advantage. So far, they connected on 44 percent of their field goals, compared to Northern Illinois’ field goal percentage of 41 percent, which ranks 291st.


The Zips are most effective while pushing the ball inside, with a 51 percent two-point field goal rate, which is considerably over the NCAA average. Furthermore, expect Akron’s top 50 defense to pose issues for a Northern Illinois team that is generating only 63.5 points per game. The Zips are expected to prevail on the road and cover the spread. The Akron Zips will win to a predicted score of 70-61.


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Akron Zips vs Northern Illinois Huskies 2/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET


Location: Convocation Center Dekalb, IL


Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022




NCAAB Odds: Akron Zips -8


NCAAB Totals: 128.5


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