Akron Zips take on Titans in NCAA basketball test
Akron Zips vs Detroit Titans Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Detroit and Akron on Saturday, with the host Titans trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Titans are 5-4 overall and 1-5 ATS ATS, while the Zips are 4-3 and 4-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Detroit boasts a 2-2 on the OU, and Akron is 2-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Titans - Zips odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 132 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Akron is at No. 60. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 83-80 win for the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 189 in NCAA hoops at 35 per game. Contrast that with Detroit’s No. 172 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Detroit is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 9.3 per game, while Akron rates No. 9 at 9 per game.
Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Akron was a 77-61 loser on the road against Creighton. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Akron suffered a 77-61 loss against Creighton on Sunday, getting 14 points from Nick Harney in a losing effort at CenturyLink Center.
Detroit won its last outing, an 81-68 result against Alabama State on December 10. Detroit got 22 points from Nick Minnerath en route to an 81-68 victory over Alabama State on Monday at Calihan Hall.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 1-2
After playing Creighton are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Syracuse are 0-1
After playing Alabama State are 0-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Zips at Titans trends to consider:
Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Akron home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tuesday, December 18
Detroit at Syracuse, Monday, December 17