Akron vs Western Michigan: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 23, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 23, 2021

The Akron Zips (5-3) will attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Western Michigan Broncos (2-6) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at University Arena (MI) as 7.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 134.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 23, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Akron Betting Information

  • Akron is an even 3-3 against the spread this season.
  • The Zips are an even 1-1 against the spread this season when they are at least an 7.5-point favorite.
  • Akron and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 2 of 6 games this season (33.3%).

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 10 21.0 2.6 7.2 0.7 0.1 3.0
Bryan Trimble Jr. 10 12.4 1.8 0.6 1.0 0.1 3.3
Enrique Freeman 10 9.0 9.5 0.3 0.5 1.6 0.0
Maishe Dailey 10 7.9 4.1 1.5 0.4 0.1 1.3
Ali Ali 10 7.3 3.8 1.7 0.4 0.3 1.1

Western Michigan Betting Information

  • Western Michigan holds a losing record ATS this season, covering three times and failing to cover four times.
  • 42.9% of Western Michigan’s 7 games this season have reached the over/under.

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

Western Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
B. Artis White 10 14.8 3.5 2.9 0.8 0.3 2.2
Titus Wright 10 9.9 5.7 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.0
Greg Lee 10 9.7 7.4 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.6
Patrick Emilien 6 8.7 4.3 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.7
Rafael Cruz Jr. 10 8.1 4.1 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.9

Total Facts

  • Akron and its opponents have gone over Saturday’s 134.5 total in five out of eight games (62.5%) this year.
  • In Western Michigan’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup over/under in three out of eight matchups (37.5%).
  • The Zips average 79.1 points per game against the Broncos’ 63, amounting to 7.6 points over the game’s over/under of 134.5.
  • This matchup’s total is 5.5 fewer points than the 140 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Zips games is 150.2 points, 15.7 more than the over/under of 134.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 2.6 points more than the average over/under in Broncos games this season (131.9 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/18/2020 Akron Western Michigan -8 141 -386 +293 Regular Season 71-67 AKRON
1/7/2020 Akron Akron -11.5 139.5 -829 +536 Regular Season 84-69 AKRON
1/5/2019 N/A Akron N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 56-48 AKRON

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