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Sun Bowl Tournament - Akron Zips take on Anteaters in NCAA Basketball Betting

The UC Irvine Anteaters will be trying to slam the Akron Zips on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Don Haskins Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Irvine Anteaters as 5.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Akron Zips vs UC Irvine Anteaters Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UC Irvine Anteaters currently sport a 5-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-4 ATS. The Akron Zips are 8-3 and 2-4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the UC Irvine Anteaters produce a 4-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Akron Zips have gone 2-4 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 242-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters and the No. 170-rated Akron Zips in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits UC Irvine's No. 257-ranked offense, averaging 63.69 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 78 at 66.64 PPG. The Anteaters field goal percentage has averaged 41.95% so far, less than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.73% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips got 11 points from Isaiah Johnson, but it was Gonzaga that prevailed in a 61-43 final on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

UC Irvine was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Saint Mary's-California and falling by a 84-53 score at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • UC Irvine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Akron home to Bowling Green, Tuesday, January 3rd
UC Irvine at Life Pacific College, Friday, December 30th