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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Akron Zips Preview

Akron ZipsMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
Feb 9, 1:00 PM | Millett Hall

Akron Zips vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds

18-4TEAM RECORD8-13

The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks will hit the floor running against the visiting Akron Zips Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Miami (Ohio) battles the Zips, currently sitting with a 18-4 mark (10-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-7 for the RedHawks and 6-9 for the Zips.

View Akron vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks as 11-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 334-rated RedHawks and the No. 30-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-64 result in favor of the Zips.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 46 in NCAA hoops at 38.1 per game. Contrast that with Miami (Ohio)’s No. 342 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami (Ohio) is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Akron rates No. 37 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, comes in at No. 174 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was a 68-56 winner in its last match at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites. The Zips grabbed a 68-56 win over the Chippewas on Tuesday, behind a 15-point effort from Alex Abreu at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Miami (Ohio) was a 65-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Toledo. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Reggie Johnson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the RedHawks to a win (they lost 65-64 to Toledo at Savage Arena on Wednesday).

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After playing Central Michigan are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kent State are 4-6
After playing Toledo are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Zips at RedHawks trends to consider:
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 13 games when playing Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 13
Miami (Ohio) at Kent State, Wednesday, February 13