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Postseason NIT - College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Ohio State Buckeyes in Battle with Akron Zips

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Akron when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Ohio State Buckeyes to cover the point spread in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Akron Zips vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 20-13 so far on the season, and 16-17 ATS vs the number. The Akron Zips, meanwhile, are 26-8 and 16-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ohio State go 16-17 and the Akron Zips go 16-12-1 on betting totals.

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 253 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Akron Zips sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Akron Zips rank No. 92 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.26 per game. That compares with Ohio State’s No. 78 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio State is college basketball's No. 187-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Akron Zips rate No. 1 with 11.76 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips got 14 points from Antino Jackson, but it was Buffalo that prevailed in a 64-61 final on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Ohio State was run off the court by the Spartans on Friday as Michigan State routed them 81-54 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Akron's last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 10 games
  • Ohio State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home