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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas Southern vs. Akron

Texas Southern TigersAkron Zips
Dec 27, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Texas Southern Tigers vs Akron Zips Odds

1-11TEAM RECORD6-4

Akron looks to cover the Zips-Tigers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-4 mark when they host Texas Southern in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 1-11 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Zips are at 6-4 and 5-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 3-2, while the Tigers have a 0-0 mark.

View Texas Southern vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Zips sit at No. 37 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 312 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Zips will win this game 83-59.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 77.8 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 323 at 75.5 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.6% per game.

Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 293-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas Southern was a 48-45 loser in its last match at home against Florida International. Texas Southern suffered a 48-45 loss against Florida International on Saturday, getting 18 points from Omar Strong in a losing effort at Health and PE Arena.

In their last action, Akron was an 87-57 winner at home against Cleveland State. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Akron cruised to victory on Sunday, running Cleveland State out of the gym and running up an 87-57 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
After playing Cleveland State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Texas Southern at Southern, Wednesday, January 2
Akron home to Princeton, Sunday, December 30

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