Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Odds
The Akron Zips host Buffalo on Saturday, looking to build on their 14-4 mark against the 7-12 Bulls in college hoops action at James A. Rhodes Arena.
The Zips sit at 14-4 (8-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulls are currently 7-12 (5-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Akron is 5-6 OU, and Buffalo is 7-5-1 OU.
The visitors opened as 14.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Zips, most recently No. 39 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulls, who rate No. 177 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-65 victory for the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Akron has the nation's No. 38-rated offensive output, at 75.6 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 179 allowing on average 66.3 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 66-63 winner as they battled Ball State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Buffalo earned a 66-63 victory over Ball State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Javon McCrea at Worthen Arena.
Akron won its last outing, a 71-56 result against Toledo on January 23. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Akron got 18 points from Zeke Marshall en route to a 71-56 victory over Toledo on Wednesday at Savage Arena.
Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Central Michigan are 4-6
After playing Ball State are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After playing Toledo are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Bulls at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Akron
Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Akron is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 30
Akron at Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 30