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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 03/04/2022 Basketball Odds, Analysis and Preview

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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 03-04-2022 Basketball Odds Analysis and Preview

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 03/04/2022 – The Central Michigan Chippewas will travel down to meet the Akron Zips at the James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday evening. The Central Michigan Chippewas are eighth among the Mid-American teams with a conference record of 6-11 and an overall record of 7-21. The Akron Zips are fifth among the teams with a conference record of 13-6 and an overall record of 20-9. The Zips have won all four of their last games and are expected to win this one as well according to March Madness betting odds.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 03/04/2022

When:Friday, March 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where:James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio
TV:ESPN+
Stream:Sofascore
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips 03/04/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Central Michigan Chippewas-14 (-110)135.5 o (-107)+600
Akron Zips+14 (-110)135.5 u (-107)-1250
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Central Michigan Chippewas

The Central Michigan Chippewas have been playing poorly recently and have lost eight of their last 10 games. As a team, the Chippewas are scoring an average of 66.1 points in every game played. The lead scorer for the team is Kevin Miller who has an average of 13.2 points and 3.4 boards. Cameron Healy is following closely with 12 points on an average with 2.3 boards per game. On defense, the Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing opponents to score an average of 77.9 points in every game.

Players to watch: K. Miller G (GP 28, MIN 32.6, PTS 13.2, REB 3.4, AST 4.6, STL 1.2, BLK 0.1, TO 2.7, FG% 42.2, FT% 77.9, 3P% 36.1), C. Healy G (GP 26, MIN 29.7, PTS 12, REB 2.3, AST 1.4, STL 0.6, BLK 0.1, TO 1.6, FG% 43.5, FT% 74.4, 3P% 37.5), J. Jackson Jr. G (GP 11, MIN 27.2, PTS 11.4, REB 2.3, AST 2.7, STL 0.9, BLK 0, TO 2.3, FG% 36.3, FT% 85.7, 3P% 37.3).

Akron Zips

The Akron Zips are bragging a pretty impressive four-game winning streak. As a team, the Akron Zips are scoring an average of 71.6 points in every game played. The lead scorer for the team is Ali Ali who has an average of 14.1 points with 2.9 boards in every game. Enrique Freeman is also contributing with 13.3 points and 1.3 boards per game. Bryan Trimble Jr. has an average of 2.1 rebounds in every game played. On defense, the Zips are allowing their opponents to score 63.2 points per game.

Players to watch: A. Ali F (GP 29, MIN 33.7, PTS 14.1, REB 2.9, AST 2.7, STL 0.3, BLK 0.2, TO 2.6, FG% 46.9, FT% 72.5, 3P% 38.6), E. Freeman F (GP 29, MIN 28.8, PTS 13.3, REB 11.3, AST 1.3, STL 0.3, BLK 1.3, TO 1.9, FG% 64.8, FT% 63.3, 3P% 0), X. Castaneda G (GP 29, MIN 31.2, PTS 12.8, REB 3.4, AST 2.3, STL 0.8, BLK 0, TO 1.5, FG% 40.1, FT% 82.1, 3P% 38.2).

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Betting Predictions

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Central Michigan Chippewas

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan’s last 6 games.
Central Michigan are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
Chippewas are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games against Akron.
Central Michigan are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Chippewas are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Akron.

Akron Zips

Zips are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Akron are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron’s last 6 games against Central Michigan.
Zips are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Akron are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Central Michigan.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Betting Picks

Summary: The Chippewas have been recently struggling and are expected to lose this game. The Akron Zips, on the other hand, have a stronger offense with an equally balanced defense and thus are favorites for the NCAA point spreads today in this game.

Moneyline: +600 is the ML for the Chippewas and -1250 is the ML for the Zips.

ATS: A spread of -14 (-110) is out for Central Michigan and a spread of +14 (-110) is out for Akron.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 135.5 (-107) for the Chippewas and the same to go under for the Zips.

Score Prediction: 79-58, Zips win.