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Akron Zips vs Bulls College Hoops Game Preview

Akron ZipsBuffalo Bulls
17-8February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Arena14-8



Akron pays a visit to Buffalo on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bulls to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Alumni Arena.

The Bulls bring a 14-8 record (12-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 17-8 Zips, who are 7-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Buffalo go 11-7 so far and the Zips go 9-12.

View Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Akron before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Bulls and the No. 49-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Akron was a 62-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Zips got a 25-point performance from Demetrius Treadwell, who added 10 rebounds, as Akron ran past Northern Illinois 62-54 on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 73-70 result against Ohio on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Buffalo got 18 points from Javon McCrea but lost anyway, 73-70, to Ohio on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 72.18 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 48 at 65.56 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.03% per game.

A few Zips at Bulls trends to consider:
Akron is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Akron is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Akron is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Akron home to Ohio, Saturday, February 22nd
Buffalo at Kent State, Saturday, February 22nd

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