Zips vs. Chippewas Prediction

Akron Zips vs. Central Michigan Chippewas, 2/14/20 Prediction & Odds

The Central Michigan Chippewas are even in the loss column with the first place team in the Mid-American Conference West Division but still sit a game back in the standings. Will CMU notch a key home win tonight as the underdogs versus the Akron Zips?

Game Snapshot

881 Akron Zips at 882 Central Michigan Chippewas 

Friday, February 14, 2020

McGuirk Arena at 7PM ET

TV: ESPNU

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Zips are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 155 points. As of Friday morning, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Akron. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Zips blast Falcons

Akron cruised to a 74-59 home win Tuesday night over Bowling Green to improve to 18-6 overall and 8-3 in the MAC. The Zips outscored the Falcons 39-30 in the second half to pull away. Loren Cristian Jackson poured in 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 7-of-7 at the free throw line to lead the way. He also tallied three rebounds and two steals. Tyler Cheese added 17 points, five boards and two assists.

Chippewas drop second straight

Central Michigan lost by a score of 73-73 at home Tuesday night versus Eastern Michigan to drop to 13-10 overall and 6-4 in conference action. The Chippewas were outscored 45-35 in the second half after leading by seven at the break. David DiLeo led CMU with 24 points on 6-of-15 shooting including 6-of-13 from 3-point range plus 6-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down two rebounds. Travon Broadway Jr. registered 17 points, five boards and three steals. Deschon Winston added 10 points, seven caroms, four assists and two steals.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Akron

The favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The Zips are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games.

Central Michigan

The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meeting. The Chippewas are 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings.

Prediction:

The Chippewas often bring out their best performances against Akron including a home overtime win last year, while the road game at the Zips was a close 70-67 defeat. Central Michigan has struggled a bit lately, but they match up pretty well with Akron and its perimeter shooting can keep it in any game. Bet on the Chippewas to rise to the occasion in the spotlight and cover as the home dogs.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS +4.5

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