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 WinThe 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 GamesThe 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.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Akron is:
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played in February.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Central Michigan is:
- 4-5-1 ATS in their last 10 games against Akron.