Akron Zips face Bowling Green Falcons: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds
Akron travels to Bowling Green on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 15-4 record with a victory over the Falcons.
The Falcons bring a 7-12 record (8-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-4 Zips, who are 8-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Bowling Green go 7-7 so far and the Zips go 5-7.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Zips were listed as 8-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 225-ranked Falcons and the No. 40-rated Zips in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-64 win for the Zips on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bowling Green has the nation's No. 288-rated offensive output, at 61.9 PPG. The visiting Zips defense ranks No. 97 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.
Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 333 nationally in scoring at home.
Akron was a 68-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. Alex Abreu scored 13 points leading the Zips to a 68-64 victory over Buffalo at James A. Rhodes Arena on Saturday.
Bowling Green lost its last outing, a 75-62 result against Toledo on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Falcons endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jordon Crawford at Savage Arena.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Ohio are 9-1
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ball State are 6-4
After playing Toledo are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Zips at Falcons trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 7 games
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Bowling Green's last 11 games when playing Akron
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Bowling Green's last 6 games when playing at home against Akron
Akron home to Ohio, Saturday, February 2
Bowling Green home to Ball State, Saturday, February 2