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Feb 26, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Odds

16-10TEAM RECORD18-10

The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at James A. Rhodes Arena against the Akron Zips.

Akron will face the 16-10 Bulls, who own a 11-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Zips are 13-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 15-4 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Akron in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Zips sit at No. 107 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 133 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 77-74.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Akron's No. 125 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Bulls defense that sits as the No. 85 at 65 PPG. The Zips have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (48.9% on average).

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 72-69 loser as they battled Kent State on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 3-point underdog. Buffalo suffered a 72-69 loss against Kent State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Zach Filzen in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

Akron won its last outing, a 72-55 result against Miami (Ohio) on February 23. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. The Zips grabbed a 72-55 win over the RedHawks on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Nikola Cvetinovic at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ohio are 8-2
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulls at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Buffalo is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, March 2
Akron at Ohio, Tuesday, March 1

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