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Akron Zips home to Rams in NCAAB betting action

Virginia Commonwealth RamsAkron Zips
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Akron Zips Odds


The Zips will be trying to slam the Virginia Commonwealth Rams on Thursday when the teams tip off at James A. Rhodes Arena in college betting action.

Akron will face the 9-3 Rams, who own a 7-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Zips are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rams are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Zips, most recently No. 53 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Rams, who rate No. 188 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-76 victory for the Rams.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 56-rated squad against Virginia Commonwealth's No. 279-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 192 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 65 nationally with 7.7 per match.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth was an 80-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. The Rams grabbed an 80-68 win over the Spartans on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Bradford Burgess at Greensboro Coliseum.

In their last action, Akron was a 79-52 winner at home against North Carolina A&T. Akron cruised to victory on Wednesday, running North Carolina A&T out of the gym and running up a 79-52 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Hofstra are 8-2
After playing UNC Greensboro are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Marshall are 6-4
After playing North Carolina A&T are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Rams at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth at Hofstra, Monday, January 2
Akron at Marshall, Sunday, January 1