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Akron Zips take on Falcons in NCAA basketball test

Akron ZipsBowling Green Falcons
15-7February 09, 2014, 06:00 | Stroh Center10-12



College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Zips of Akron hit the hard court against the Falcons of Bowling Green.

The Falcons are 10-12 so far on the season, and 11-10 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 15-7 and 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bowling Green go 9-12 and the Zips go 8-10 on the totals.

View Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Falcons as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game matches up the No. 199 (Falcons) and the No. 97 (Zips) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Akron, they were a 52-48 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Akron got 17 points from Demetrius Treadwell en route to a 52-48 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Bowling Green was an 83-76 loser in its last match on the road against Toledo. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Bowling Green got 23 points from Jehvon Clarke but lost anyway, 83-76, to Toledo on Wednesday at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Bowling Green's No. 239-ranked scoring average of 64.09 PPG, against a Zips defense rated No. 63 and allowing 66.59 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 42.64% to date this season, less than the Zips shooters have managed so far (43.17% per game).

A few Zips at Falcons trends to consider:
Akron is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Akron is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Bowling Green
Bowling Green is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games
Bowling Green is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Bowling Green is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Akron at Western Michigan, Wednesday, February 12th
Bowling Green at Kent State, Wednesday, February 12th

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