College Basketball Matchup - Ohio Bobcats Akron Zips Odds Preview
Akron Zips vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
Ohio University Convocation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ohio Bobcats and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops action on Wednesday.
The Bobcats sport records of 20-7 and 11-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Zips have 22-4 and 12-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9-2 for the Bobcats and 7-12 for the Zips.
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Zips was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 110-rated Bobcats and the No. 19-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-78 result in favor of the Zips.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 38-rated offensive output, at 74 PPG. The visiting Zips defense ranks No. 56 allowing on average 61.2 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 55-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 50 nationally in scoring at home.
Akron was a 68-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Zips grabbed a 68-53 win over the Bison on Friday, behind a 14-point effort from Zeke Marshall at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Ohio was an 81-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Belmont. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Reggie Keely scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 81-62 to Belmont at Curb Event Center on Saturday).
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a win are 10-0
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Zips at Bobcats trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Akron is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Akron
Ohio is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Akron
Akron at Buffalo, Saturday, March 2
Ohio at Bowling Green, Saturday, March 2