Oklahoma State Cowboys home to Akron Zips in NCAA Basketball betting action
Akron Zips vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Coliseo do Puerto Rico Thursday as host Oklahoma State looks to handle the Akron Zips in NCAA hoops action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Coliseo do Puerto Rico).
The Zips will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Cowboys are 0-1 ATS. Akron is 0-0 on the totals; Oklahoma State is 1-0.
The Zips were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 199-rated Cowboys and the No. 42-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 91-79 result in favor of the Zips.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Oklahoma State's No. 313-rated squad against Akron's No. 110-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Oklahoma State rates No. 71 in the country with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 nationally with 12 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Akron owns the country's No. 244-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Akron was a 97-53 winner at home against John Carroll. The Zips blew out John Carroll on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 97-53 win at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 73-65 winner as they battled UC Davis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 19.5-point favorite. The Cowboys grabbed a 73-65 win over the Aggies on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Le'Bryan Nash at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 0-10
A few Zips at Cowboys trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron home to Middle Tennessee, Sunday, December 2
Oklahoma State home to Portland State, Sunday, November 25