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NCAA hoops odds preview - Miami (Ohio) vs. Akron

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksAkron Zips
March 5, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Akron Zips Odds

8-19TEAM RECORD23-5

Miami (Ohio) travels to Akron on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 8-19 record with a victory over the Zips.

The Zips sport records of 23-5 and 13-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the RedHawks have 8-19 and 10-14-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-12 for the Zips and 13-10 for the RedHawks.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the RedHawks were listed as 18-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Zips and the No. 337-rated RedHawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-62 win for the Zips on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Akron's No. 44-ranked scoring average of 73.7 PPG, against a RedHawks defense rated No. 258 and allowing 69.9 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the RedHawks shooters have managed so far (43.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami (Ohio) owns the country's No. 215-rated mark, allowing 71.3 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 54 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami (Ohio), they were a 78-58 loser as they battled Kent State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Miami (Ohio) was run off the court by the Golden Flashes on Saturday as Kent State routed them 78-58 at Millett Hall.

Akron was an 81-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Zeke Marshall scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Zips to a win (they lost 81-67 to Buffalo at Alumni Arena on Saturday).

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kent State are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few RedHawks at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 9 games when playing on the road against Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) at Ohio, Saturday, March 9
Akron home to Kent State, Friday, March 8