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MAC Tournament - Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Preview

Akron ZipsWestern Michigan Broncos
21-11March 14, 2014, 06:30 | Quicken Loans Arena21-9



A key college battle sees the visiting Akron Zips travelling to Western Michigan Friday to take on the Broncos.

Western Michigan battles the Zips, currently sitting with a 21-11 mark (10-18 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-12 for the Broncos and 11-17 for the Zips. View Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Broncos rated this week at No. 102 and the Zips sitting at No. 103.

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Akron won its last outing, an 83-77 result against Ohio on March 13. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Akron earned an 83-77 victory over Ohio on Thursday, getting 20 points from Quincy Diggs at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 78-64 winner as they battled Central Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Western Michigan earned a 78-64 victory over Central Michigan on Friday, getting 17 points from David Brown at McGuirk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71.93 points per game) against a Zips defense that sits as the No. 57 at 66.09 PPG. The Broncos have been averaging 46.45% from the field, more than the Zips have managed so far this season (43.28% on average).

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