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Akron Zips host Florida A&M Rattlers in college basketball action

Florida A&M RattlersAkron Zips
Dec 17, 4:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Akron Zips Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD4-5

James A. Rhodes Arena will host Zips vs. Rattlers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This season, the Zips are 4-5 overall and 3-4 ATS ATS, while the Rattlers are 2-8 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Akron boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Florida A&M is 0-2.

View Florida AM vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 36-ranked Zips and the No. 299-rated Rattlers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-60 win for the Zips on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 204-rated squad against Florida A&M's No. 240-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 228 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 264 nationally with 5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida A&M owns the country's No. 275-rated mark, allowing 76.7 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.

Florida A&M was an 83-59 loser in its last match on the road against South Florida. Florida A&M was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by South Florida and falling by an 83-59 score at Sun Dome.

Akron was an 87-64 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Akron cruised to victory on Thursday, running Arkansas-Pine Bluff out of the gym and running up an 87-64 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 3-1
After playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 2-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Rattlers at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Akron is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Akron is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Florida A&M at Auburn, Monday, December 19
Akron home to Youngstown State, Monday, December 19

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