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Akron vs. Western Michigan – College Basketball – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Western Michigan Broncos (4-12, 0-5 MAC) will look to end a six-game losing streak when they visit the Akron Zips (9-5, 2-2 MAC) on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at James A. Rhodes Arena as heavy, 14-point underdogs. The contest airs at 6:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 135.5.

Akron vs. Western Michigan Predictions

Akron vs. Western Michigan Betting Odds

Akron vs Western Michigan Betting Information
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Akron -14 135.5 points

Akron vs. Western Michigan Last 10 Games

  • Akron has a 7-3 record straight-up in its last 10 matchups, while covering the spread four times in those games.
  • The final score of the last 10 Akron games has exceeded the set total six times.
  • The past 10 Zips games averaged 1.7 more points (137.2) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • During their last 10 games, the Zips have scored 1.9 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Western Michigan has a 1-9 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread eight times in those games.
  • Western Michigan’s past 10 contests saw four go over the total.
  • The last 10 Broncos games averaged 141.2 total points, 5.7 more points than this matchup’s point total.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Broncos have scored 0.3 fewer points per contest compared to their 64.9 PPG season-long scoring average.

Akron vs. Western Michigan Betting Trends

  • Akron has compiled a 5-7-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Games involving Akron have hit the over six times out of 13 chances this season.
  • The Zips record five fewer points per game (72.9) than the Broncos give up (77.9).
  • Akron has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall when scoring more than 77.9 points.
  • Western Michigan has covered the spread 11 times in 13 games with a set spread.
  • In games this season when an underdog by 14 points or more, the Broncos are 5-0 against the spread.
  • Western Michigan’s games have gone over the total seven times out of 14 chances this year.
  • The Broncos average just 2.1 more points per game (64.9) than the Zips give up (62.8).
  • When it scores more than 62.8 points, Western Michigan is 4-2 against the spread and 4-5 overall.

Akron vs. Western Michigan Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Akron and its opponents have combined to outscore Tuesday’s over/under of 135.5 points five times.
  • This season, 11 games Western Michigan played finished with a combined score over 135.5 points.
  • The total for the contest of 135.5 is 2.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Zips (72.9 points per game) and the Broncos (64.9 points per game).
  • The 140.7 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 5.2 more than the 135.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Zips have seen a 136.5 average over/under in their games this season, one point more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 6.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Broncos’ games this season (141.8 points).

Akron Team Leaders

  • Enrique Freeman: 12.4 PTS, 10.9 REB, 66 FG%
  • Xavier Castaneda: 13.2 PTS, 40.2 FG%, 37.8 3PT% (31-for-82)
  • Ali Ali: 13.6 PTS, 46.6 FG%, 42.2 3PT% (19-for-45)
  • Bryan Trimble Jr.: 10.2 PTS, 35.3 FG%, 32.3 3PT% (32-for-99)
  • Greg Tribble: 6.9 PTS, 1.2 STL, 42 FG%, 16.7 3PT% (2-for-12)

Western Michigan Team Leaders

  • Lamar Norman Jr.: 19.3 PTS, 43 FG%, 36.9 3PT% (52-for-141)
  • Markeese Hastings: 8.7 PTS, 8 REB, 49.6 FG%
  • Mack Smith: 8.6 PTS, 41 FG%, 30 3PT% (18-for-60)
  • Titus Wright: 5.5 PTS, 56.3 FG%
  • Mileek McMillan: 5.4 PTS, 42.9 FG%, 34.5 3PT% (10-for-29)

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