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Akron Zips visit Ohio Bobcats in college basketball clash

Akron ZipsOhio Bobcats
9-5January 12, 2014, 06:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center11-3

Ohio University Convocation Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ohio Bobcats and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops action on Sunday.

Ohio will face the 9-5 Zips, who own a 3-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 4-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Zips are 4-6 favoring the OVER.

View Akron Zips vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Zips were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 112 (Bobcats) and the No. 249 (Zips) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Akron was a 72-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. The Zips got 21 points from Quincy Diggs as Akron ran past Ball State 72-68 on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.

Ohio won its last outing, a 59-53 result against Kent State on January 8. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Ohio earned a 59-53 victory over Kent State on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Nick Kellogg at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 168 in NCAA hoops at 35.14 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 123-ranked team in the country at 6.21 per game, while Akron rates No. 74 at 7.21 per game.

A few Zips at Bobcats trends to consider:
Akron is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Akron is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Akron is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Akron is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ohio
Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Ohio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Akron
Ohio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Akron

Next up:
Akron home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, January 15th
Ohio at Ball State, Wednesday, January 15th