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Akron Zips host Florida A&M Rattlers in college basketball action

Florida A&M RattlersAkron Zips
Dec 17, 4:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Akron Zips Odds


James A. Rhodes Arena will host Zips vs. Rattlers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This season, the Zips are 4-5 overall and 3-4 ATS ATS, while the Rattlers are 2-8 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Akron boasts a 3-4 on the OU, and Florida A&M is 0-2.

View Florida AM vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 36-ranked Zips and the No. 299-rated Rattlers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-60 win for the Zips on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 204-rated squad against Florida A&M's No. 240-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 228 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 264 nationally with 5 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida A&M owns the country's No. 275-rated mark, allowing 76.7 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 32 in scoring at home.

Florida A&M was an 83-59 loser in its last match on the road against South Florida. Florida A&M was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by South Florida and falling by an 83-59 score at Sun Dome.

Akron was an 87-64 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Akron cruised to victory on Thursday, running Arkansas-Pine Bluff out of the gym and running up an 87-64 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 3-1
After playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 2-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Rattlers at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Akron is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Akron is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Florida A&M at Auburn, Monday, December 19
Akron home to Youngstown State, Monday, December 19