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Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips in college hoops odds

Akron ZipsBuffalo Bulls
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

11-6TEAM RECORD8-6

Alumni Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Buffalo Bulls and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Bulls bring a 8-6 record (4-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-6 Zips, who are 8-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Buffalo go 7-6 so far and the Zips go 5-8.

View Akron vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulls as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulls, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Zips, who rate No. 40 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-77 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Buffalo's No. 4-rated squad against Akron's No. 79-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Buffalo rates No. 221 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 182 nationally with 6.1 per match.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was a 68-63 winner in its last match at home against Ohio. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Akron got 17 points from Zeke Marshall en route to a 68-63 victory over Ohio on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 52-51 loser as they battled Miami (Ohio) on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Javon McCrea scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 52-51 to Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Saturday).

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

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Zips at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Akron's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing at home against Akron
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Kent State, Saturday, January 21
Buffalo at Bowling Green, Saturday, January 21

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