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Akron Zips Face the Marshall Thundering Herd: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Akron when they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Akron Zips were listed as -8-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Akron Zips vs Marshall Thundering Herd Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Akron Zips have watched them go 5-2 and 2-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Marshall Thundering Herd are at 0-4 and 1-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Marshall Thundering Herd are 1-3, while the Akron Zips have a 1-3 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 273-rated Marshall Thundering Herd and the No. 122-ranked Akron Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Marshall has the nation's No. 198-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Akron Zips defense ranks No. 22 allowing on average 61.86 PPG. The Thundering Herd FG% has averaged 37.45% so far, less than the Marshall Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.29% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Akron is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Akron is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games on the road
  • Marshall is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
  • Marshall is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, December 12th
Marshall at James Madison, Sunday, December 6th