Northern Illinois Huskies vs Akron Zips Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Illinois Huskies vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Illinois (+17)
James A. Rhodes Arena is the site where and the Akron Zips (12-4) will play the Northern Illinois Huskies (2-11) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Akron as 17-point favorites. The O/U is set at 132.
Northern Illinois heads into this one with a win-loss record of 2-11 for the campaign. The Huskies are connecting on 29.7% on three-point attempts (62 of 209) and 60.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 59.3 points per contest (343rd in the nation) while hitting 39.2% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.9 times per game and as a team they commit 17.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Northern Illinois is snagging 37.0 boards per game and has accumulated 136 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 327th in college basketball in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Huskies are able to force 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.2 personal fouls. The Huskies are allowing a FG percentage of 46.8% (348 of 743) and they surrender 35.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 175th in college basketball in giving up assists with 226 relinquished this year. They surrender 38.5% on shots from distance and they rank 286th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (75.5).
The Northern Illinois Huskies played the Kent State Golden Flashes and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-58 in their last game. Northern Illinois finished the contest with a 32.8% FG percentage (22 out of 67) and made 6 of their 16 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Huskies made 8 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 42.1%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 10 assists in the game in addition to getting 5 steals and 6 rejections. Regarding defense, Northern Illinois allowed 32.8% from the floor on 22 out of 67 shooting. Kent State earned 20 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Moreover, the Golden Flashes totaled 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Kent State shot 85.0% when shooting free throws by making 17 of 20 shots. They made 11 out of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Trendon Hankerson is a player who played a role for this contest. He walked away with 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and collected 2 boards. Hankerson finished shooting 38.5% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this contest for the Huskies was Tyler Cochran. He grabbed 8 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 29.4% from the field for this contest by shooting 5-of-17 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Cochran was on the court for 29 min.
Akron has a win-loss record of 12-4 for the season. Akron has tallied 1,259 pts for the season (78.7 per game) and they average 38.9 rebounds per game. The Zips commit 18.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Zips are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks 82nd in the country. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per contest (113th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per game. The Zips defensively are ranked 146th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 69.0. They allow 11.2 dimes and 33.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 53rd and 125th in college hoops. The Akron defense surrenders 29.4% on 3-point attempts (102 of 347) and their opponents are making 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (145th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Akron Zips took home the win by a final score of 83-76 when they played the Miami RedHawks. The Zips pulled down 16 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They also rejected 4 attempts while recording 5 steals in this game. The RedHawks were called for 18 fouls in this game which got the Zips to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Akron buried 14 of their 34 tries (41.2%). When all was said and done, the Zips finished the game shooting 30 out of 61 from the floor which had them shooting 49.2%. The Zips allowed the RedHawks to bury 27 of their 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9% for this game. They finished 35.7% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 14 and finished the contest at 17 out of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). In relation to team rebounding, Akron permitted Miami to get 26 overall (6 offensive).
Loren Cristian Jackson ended up being a factor for the Zips for the contest. He buried 10 out of 18 for this contest for a rate of 55.6%, which got him 25 points. Jackson totaled 3 boards in his 37 minutes and earned 3 assists in this game. Someone else who came through for Akron was Bryan Trimble. He notched 15 points in 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 13 from the floor in this matchup. Trimble wrapped this one up going 38.5% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Northern Illinois (+17) and under 132 points
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