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Creighton Bluejays host Akron Zips in college basketball action

Akron ZipsCreighton Bluejays
Dec 9, 2:05 PM | CenturyLink Center

Akron Zips vs Creighton Bluejays Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD8-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Creighton vs Akron battle Sunday at CenturyLink Center as the Bluejays look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bluejays are 8-1 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 2-3 and the Zips go 2-1 on the totals.

View Akron vs Creighton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bluejays sit at No. 52 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Zips sit at No. 79 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bluejays will win this game 91-86.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 80.6 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 175 at 66 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 52.4% so far, more than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Creighton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 40 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was an 82-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Middle Tennessee. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Alex Abreu scored 19 points leading the Zips to an 82-77 victory over Middle Tennessee at James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday.

In their last action, Creighton was a 64-42 winner on the road against Nebraska. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bluejays and Cornhuskers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nebraska was handed a 64-42 defeat on Thursday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 0-2
After playing Middle Tennessee are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
After playing Nebraska are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Zips at Bluejays trends to consider:
Akron is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Creighton is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Creighton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Akron at Detroit, Saturday, December 15
Creighton at California, Saturday, December 15