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Akron Oregon State Betting Preview

Oregon State BeaversAkron Zips
6-2December 22, 2013, 08:00 | Stan Sheriff Center5-2

The Akron Zips will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Oregon State Beavers at Stan Sheriff Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Beavers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 2-2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Zips are 2-2 ATS. Oregon State is 3-2 against the total, while Akron is 2-2 versus the number.

View Oregon State Beavers vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Akron sat as -1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 166 (Zips) and the No. 196 (Beavers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Oregon State won its last outing, a 76-67 result against Towson on December 18. They earned a push in that game as a 9-point favorite. The Beavers got a terrific 27-point effort from Angus Brandt as Oregon State defeated Towson 76-67 on Wednesday at Gill Coliseum.

In their last action, Akron was a 79-60 winner at home against Detroit. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Demetrius Treadwell scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Akron over Detroit, 79-60, on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Beavers is ranked No. 185 in NCAA hoops at 34.75 per game. Contrast that with Akron’s No. 155 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 51-ranked team in the country at 7.71 per game, while Oregon State rates No. 221 at 4.75 per game.

Next up:
Oregon State home to Quinnipiac, Sunday, December 29th
Akron at South Carolina, Saturday, December 28th