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Akron Zips take on Rockets in NCAA basketball test

Akron ZipsToledo Rockets
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | Savage Arena

Akron Zips vs Toledo Rockets Odds

13-4TEAM RECORD6-9

The visiting Akron Zips hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Savage Arena against the Toledo Rockets.

Supporters of the Zips have watched them go 13-4 and 7-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Rockets are at 6-9 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Rockets are 3-4-3, while the Zips have a 5-5 mark.

View Akron vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Toledo opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 215 and the Zips at No. 39 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-68 result in favor of the Zips.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Toledo's No. 256-rated squad against Akron's No. 51-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Toledo rates No. 247 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 45 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 148-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Toledo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron won its last outing, a 71-67 result against Kent State on January 19. They earned a push in that game as a 4-point favorite. Zeke Marshall scored 17 points leading the Zips to a 71-67 victory over Kent State at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday.

Toledo was a 76-67 loser in its last match on the road against Ohio. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Toledo got 16 points from Matt Smith but lost anyway, 76-67, to Ohio on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After playing Ohio are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Zips at Rockets trends to consider:
Akron is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toledo
Toledo is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Toledo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron
Toledo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Akron
Toledo is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Buffalo, Saturday, January 26
Toledo home to Bowling Green, Saturday, January 26