NCAA hoops odds preview - Bowling Green vs. Akron

Bowling Green Falcons Akron Zips
12-16 March 01, 2014, 07:00 | James A. Rhodes Arena 17-10



The Akron Zips will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Bowling Green Falcons at James A. Rhodes Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Zips sport a record of 17-11 and 7-17 ATS heading into this battle, while the Falcons have 12-16 and 15-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-15 for the Zips and 12-15 for the Falcons.

View Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Bowling Green before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 208-rated Bowling Green taking on the No. 57-rated Zips in this contest.

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Bowling Green was a 73-66 winner in its last match at home against Kent State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Jehvon Clarke scored 21 points leading the Falcons to a 73-66 victory over Kent State at Stroh Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Akron was a 65-61 loser on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Deji Ibitayo scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Zips to a win (they lost 65-61 to Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 132-rated squad against Bowling Green's No. 117-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 70 in the country with 7.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 253 nationally with 3.89 per match.

A few Falcons at Zips trends to consider:
Bowling Green is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Bowling Green is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Bowling Green's last 10 games
Bowling Green is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Akron is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games
Akron is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Bowling Green home to Ohio, Tuesday, March 4th
Akron at Buffalo, Tuesday, March 4th
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