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Buffalo Bulls visit Akron Zips in college basketball clash

Buffalo BullsAkron Zips
18-8March 04, 2014, 07:00 | James A. Rhodes Arena18-11



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Akron vs Buffalo battle Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena as the Zips look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Akron battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 18-8 mark (16-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 9-16 for the Zips and 13-9 for the Bulls.

View Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

The Zips were listed as -1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 89-rated Zips and the No. 23-ranked Bulls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 78-55 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. The Bulls blew out Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-55 win at Alumni Arena.

Akron won its last outing, a 57-47 result against Bowling Green on March 1. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. The Zips grabbed a 57-47 win over the Falcons on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Demetrius Treadwell at James A. Rhodes Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 49 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.35 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 130 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 70-ranked team at 7.07 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 124 with 6.12 per game.

A few Bulls at Zips trends to consider:
Buffalo is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 12 games
Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Akron is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Akron is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games


Next up:
Buffalo home to Bowling Green, Saturday, March 8th
Akron at Kent State, Friday, March 7th

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