Akron vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 12, 2021

MAC opponents meet when the Akron Zips visit the Northern Illinois Huskies at NIU Convocation Center, starting at 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 12. The Zips are  favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 12, 2021, 2:15 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 0-2
  • The Zips and their opponents have gone over the set over/under in 1 of 2 games this season (50%).
  • In their last game, the Zips got a team-high 10 points from Maishe Dailey in a 71-59 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday. They were favored by 5.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 130 points to fall short of the 143 point total.

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 6 22.8 2.0 7.0 0.8 0.0 3.7
Enrique Freeman 6 9.5 8.5 0.5 0.7 1.5 0.0
Maishe Dailey 6 8.3 4.3 1.2 0.7 0.2 1.3
Bryan Trimble Jr. 6 8.3 1.5 0.8 0.7 0.2 2.2
Mikal Dawson 6 6.2 2.5 0.3 0.7 0.0 1.2
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Northern Illinois Betting Information

  • With a 0-7 record ATS, Northern Illinois has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • When playing as at least a 9-point underdog, the Huskies frequently come up short with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • Northern Illinois and its opponents have regularly not covered the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 42.9% (3) of their seven games played.

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

Northern Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyler Cochran 5 13.8 7.4 1.2 1.8 0.4 0.4
Trendon Hankerson 10 12.1 4.6 1.6 0.7 0.1 1.9
Darius Beane 10 11.8 4.4 1.6 1.3 0.4 0.6
Kaleb Thornton 10 5.9 3.1 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.4
Adong Makuoi 10 5.6 4.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.0

Total Facts

  • Akron and its opponents have hit the over on Tuesday’s 133 total in three out of four games (75%) this year.
  • In 42.9% of Northern Illinois’ games this season (3 of 7), the total points scored was higher than Tuesday’s 133-point over/under.
  • The Zips average 80.8 points per game against the Huskies’ 59.7, amounting to 7.5 points over the contest’s over/under of 133.
  • This game’s total is 14.6 fewer points than the 147.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Zips have seen a 151.8 over/under in their games this season, 18.8 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 3.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Huskies games this season (136.3 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/14/2020 Akron Northern Illinois -3 136 -157 +128 Regular Season 72-49 AKRON
1/26/2019 N/A Akron N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-65 AKRON
1/12/2019 N/A Northern Illinois N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-56 NIU

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