Akron vs Central Michigan: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 21, 2021

Travon Broadway leads the Central Michigan Chippewas on the road against the Akron Zips as  underdogs. The matchup, which tips at 6:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 21, airs on ESPN+. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 21, 2021, 2:13 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Akron Betting Information

  • Akron is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 2-3
  • In 40% of its games this season (2/5), Akron and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Akron Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Loren Cristian Jackson 9 21.9 2.6 6.9 0.8 0.1 3.2
Bryan Trimble Jr. 9 11.0 1.9 0.7 0.8 0.1 2.9
Enrique Freeman 9 8.9 9.2 0.3 0.6 1.3 0.0
Maishe Dailey 9 7.6 4.1 1.7 0.4 0.1 1.1
Ali Ali 9 7.3 3.8 1.6 0.3 0.3 1.1

Central Michigan Betting Information

  • With a 2-6-1 record ATS, Central Michigan has not routinely covered the spread this season.
  • Six of Central Michigan’s nine games (66.7%) this season have gone over the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Chippewas got a team-high 27 points from Broadway in an 89-72 loss to Toledo on Tuesday. They failed to covered the spread as 14-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 161 points to go over the 157 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Central Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trayvon Broadway 14 17.5 5.6 1.6 1.8 0.0 1.4
Meikkel Murray 14 13.6 6.1 1.3 1.6 0.0 0.0
Caleb Huffman 14 10.8 2.8 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.9
Aundre Polk 9 8.9 5.1 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.1
Devontae Lane 14 8.7 4.1 3.1 1.9 0.1 0.9

Total Facts

  • Akron’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup point total (152.5 points) in 42.9% of opportunities (three out of seven matchups).
  • In Central Michigan’s games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup over/under in seven out of 12 matchups (58.3%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 158.9 points per game, 6.4 points more than the total of 152.5 for this contest.
  • The 149.6 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 2.9 fewer than the 152.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the over/under in Zips games is 1.9 points fewer than the over/under of 152.5 points in this matchup.
  • A difference of 5.4 points separates the average total points bet in Chippewas games (157.9 points) and this contest’s over/under (152.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/14/2020 Akron Central Michigan -3.5 153 -175 +141 Regular Season 80-67 AKRON
1/22/2019 N/A Akron N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-67 AKRON
1/8/2019 N/A Central Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-86 C MICH

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