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NCAA hoops odds preview - Akron vs. Bowling Green

Akron ZipsBowling Green Falcons
Jan 11, 7:00 PM | Stroh Center

Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD7-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stroh Center Wednesday as host Bowling Green looks to handle the Akron Zips in NCAAB action.

This season, the Falcons are 7-7 overall and 8-3 ATS ATS, while the Zips are 9-6 and 7-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Bowling Green boasts a 6-5 on the OU, and Akron is 5-6.

View Akron vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Akron before tip-off in this one will find them as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Falcons at No. 187 and the Zips at No. 43 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-70 result in favor of the Zips.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 189 nationally ranked offense (67.9 points per game) against a Zips defense that sits as the No. 149 at 65.7 PPG. The Falcons have been averaging 45.5% from the field, less than the Zips have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was a 65-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. Quincy Diggs scored 14 points leading the Zips to a 65-60 victory over Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Saturday.

Bowling Green was a 67-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ohio. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. The Falcons grabbed a 67-57 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Jordon Crawford at Stroh Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Ohio are 8-2
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kent State are 5-5
After playing Ohio are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Zips at Falcons trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Akron's last 9 games on the road
Akron is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Bowling Green is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bowling Green's last 9 games when playing Akron
Bowling Green is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Bowling Green is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Ohio, Saturday, January 14
Bowling Green at Kent State, Saturday, January 14

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