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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Buffalo Bulls Over Akron Zips

Alumni Arena-NY will host Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Buffalo Bulls betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Akron Zips will look to cover the spread vs the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, as the Zips are 8-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 15-8-1 ATS. Akron is 12-12 against the total, while Buffalo is 12-11 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 20 (Buffalo) and the No. 74 (Akron) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 77.68 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 98 at 70.36 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.91% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akron suffered a 66-65 loss against Bowling Green on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Jimond Ivey in a losing effort at Stroh Center.

Blake Hamilton scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 77-69 to Kent State at Alumni Arena-NY on Tuesday).

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Miami-Ohio, Tuesday, February 28th
Buffalo at Ohio, Tuesday, February 28th