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Buffalo Bulls visit Akron Zips in NCAAB hoops battle

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Feb 29, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Odds

17-9TEAM RECORD20-9

Buffalo pays a visit to Akron on Wednesday, hoping to send the Zips to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 17-9 mark (11-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-12 for the Zips and 14-11 for the Bulls.

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Betting Line:
The Zips are listed as 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Zips and the No. 31-rated Bulls in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-75 win for the Zips on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 3 in NCAA hoops at 40.8 per game. Contrast that with Akron’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 187-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 114 at 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Buffalo owns the country's No. 153-rated mark, allowing 68.9 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Buffalo was an 84-74 winner at home against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Buffalo got 28 points from Mitchell Watt en route to an 84-74 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Akron was an 85-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Akron was run off the court by the Bobcats on Sunday as Ohio routed them 85-61 at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Kent State are 7-3
After playing Ohio are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulls at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games at home
Akron is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Bowling Green, Saturday, March 3
Akron at Kent State, Friday, March 2

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