5* NIT FIRST ROUND GAME OF THE MONTH
Akron vs. Northwestern,
03/13/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 74 - 76
Point Spread: +6½/-105 Akron
5* NIT FIRST ROUND GAME OF THE MONTH: Akron +6.5
Northwestern put so much effort into making the NCAA Tournament that they aren't going to be excited to play an NIT game tonight. Akron is a dangerous team that a lot of people don't know about. They beat Mississippi State on the road and absolutely crushed Detroit 81-63, a team a lot of people think has a shot to pull off a remarkable 15-seed over a 2-seed upset in the NCAA Tournament. The Zips will come to play tonight, and not only do I think they cover the spread, but I give them a great shot at winning this game outright.
The Zips are 25-14 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons, 13-4 ATS versus slow-down teams averaging 53 or less shots/game after 15+ games over the last 3 seasons, and 12-2 ATS versus good ball handling teams - committing