Akron North Dakota State Betting Preview
North Dakota State Bison vs Akron Zips Odds
Akron will look to improve on its 21-4 record on Friday when they host North Dakota State in NCAA basketball odds action at James A. Rhodes Arena.
The Zips sit at 21-4 (11-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bison are currently 20-7 (15-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Akron is 7-11 OU, and North Dakota State is 4-17 OU.
The Bison were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Zips) and the No. 62 (Bison) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-77 result in favor of the Zips has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.2 per game. Contrast that with Akron’s No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 55-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while North Dakota State rates No. 89 at 7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Dakota State owns the country's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 58 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 48 in scoring at home.
North Dakota State won its last outing, a 75-39 result against IUPUI on February 16. They covered in that game as a 19.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bison and Jaguars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as IUPUI was handed a 75-39 defeat on Saturday at Bison Sports Arena.
Akron was a 67-50 winner in its last match at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Zeke Marshall scored 15 points leading the Zips to a 67-50 victory over Bowling Green at James A. Rhodes Arena on Saturday.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Ohio are 9-1
After playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
A few Bison at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games at home
North Dakota State home to Utah Valley, Tuesday, February 26
Akron at Ohio, Wednesday, February 27