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#707 Akron vs.
#708 Central Michigan
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Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas

Where: McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, MI

When: Friday, February 14, 7:00 PM. ET.

The Central Michigan Chippewas will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Akron Zips on Friday night.

Zips Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Zips have played well over the last few weeks, winning four of their last six games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Chippewas, which will give them their third win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games.

Akron is currently second in the MAC East standings, half a game behind Bowling Green. With the Falcons facing a tough road test against Ball State on Saturday, the Zips will try to take sole possession of the division lead with a win on Friday night.

The Zips have played well offensively, averaging 76.3 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. They finished with 74 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance to beat the Chippewas.

Loren Cristian Jackson led the way for the Zips with 28 points and three rebounds. Tyler Cheese finished with 17 points and five rebounds, while Xeyrius Williams added eight points and 10 rebounds for the Zips.

Akron has also done a good job defensively, giving up 64.7 points per game. They gave up 59 points in their last game and will need another good defensive effort if they want to get past the Chippewas.

Chippewas Going For Fourth Win In Six Games

The Chippewas followed up a three-game winning streak by losing their last two games and will try to get back on track with a win over the Zips, which will give them their fourth win in their last six games.

Central Michigan is also in the middle of a tough division race and is one game behind Northern Illinois in the MAC West standings. They will try to close the gap between them with a win over the Zips.

The Chippewas have one of the best offenses in the country, averaging 81.3 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 70 points in their last game and will need a better offensive performance to get past the Zips.

David DiLeo led the way for the Chippewas with 24 points and two rebounds. Travon Broadway Jr. finished with 17 points and five rebounds, while Deschon Winston added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Chippewas.

Central Michigan hasn’t been as good on the defensive end, giving up 75.7 points per game. They gave up 73 points in their last game and will need to do a better job defensively if they want to pick up the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Chippewas have struggled defensively, giving up 75.7 points per game. They have played a little better at home, holding opponents to 72.1 points per game, but they will struggle against the Zips, who are averaging 76.3 points per game. Central Michigan has done a better job on offense, averaging 81.3 points per game. Despite their solid offensive play, they will have a hard time scoring against the Zips, who are giving up 64.7 points per game. The Zips are also the better rebounding team, averaging 38.1 rebounds per game to Central Michigan’s 36.8 rebounds per game, which will lead to more scoring opportunities for the Zips. With Akron winning eight of the last 10 games between the two teams, the Zips are the best bet.

Prediction: Akron Zips

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The Zips have played well on offense, averaging 76.3 points per game. They are averaging 75.1 points per game on the road and will go over their season average against the Chippewas, who are giving up 75.7 points per game. Even though the Zips have played well defensively, giving up 64.7 points per game, the Chippewas will come close to hitting their season average of 81.3 points per game because they have played very well at home, averaging 90.3 points per game, and are facing a defense that is giving up 69.8 points per game on the road, so expect them to go over the total in this game. The Chippewas and Zips have played over the total in seven of their last 10 games.

Prediction: Over

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The Chippewas will cover the first half spread because they have outplayed the Zips in the first half of their last three games, averaging 34 points per game while the Zips average 31 points per game.

Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas

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The Chippewas and Zips are averaging 65 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.