Northern Illinois visits Akron after Williams’ 32-point outing

Northern Illinois Huskies (4-9) at Akron Zips (8-5)

Akron, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Akron -14; over/under is 133.5

BOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois visits the Akron Zips after Keshawn Williams scored 32 points in Northern Illinois’ 67-57 victory over the Indiana State Sycamores.

The Zips are 7-0 on their home court. Akron is fourth in the MAC with 24.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Enrique Freeman averaging 6.6.

The Huskies are 2-6 on the road. Northern Illinois ranks ninth in the MAC shooting 32.1% from 3-point range.

The Zips and Huskies face off Tuesday for the first time in MAC play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Xavier Castaneda is averaging 19.5 points for the Zips. Trendon Hankerson is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Akron.

Kaleb Thornton is averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 assists for the Huskies. Williams is averaging 19.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 49.2% over the last 10 games for Northern Illinois.

LAST 10 GAMES: Zips: 6-4, averaging 70.2 points, 35.6 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 7.0 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.2 points per game.

Huskies: 3-7, averaging 67.8 points, 30.3 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.2 points.

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