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Akron Zips take on Vikings in college basketball test

Akron ZipsCleveland State Vikings
Dec 10, 2:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Akron Zips vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Cleveland State and Akron on Saturday, with the host Vikings trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Cleveland State will face the 3-4 Zips, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vikings are 0-7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Zips are 2-4 favoring the OVER.

View Akron vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Cleveland State sat as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings sit at No. 193 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Zips sit at No. 37 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 72-65.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland State has the nation's No. 262-rated offensive output, at 63.7 PPG. The visiting Zips defense ranks No. 225 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron lost its last outing, a 77-53 result against Middle Tennessee on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Akron was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Middle Tennessee and falling by a 77-53 score at Murphy Center.

In their last action, Cleveland State was a 62-58 winner on the road against Robert Morris. Cleveland State earned a 62-58 victory over Robert Morris on Thursday, getting 24 points from Trevon Harmon at Sewall Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff are 1-1
After a loss are 5-5

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 1-2
After playing Robert Morris are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Zips at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Cleveland State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Cleveland State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Akron
Cleveland State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Thursday, December 15
Cleveland State at South Florida, Monday, December 19