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Akron Zips visit South Carolina Gamecocks in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Akron ZipsSouth Carolina Gamecocks
6-4December 28, 2013, 04:00 | Colonial Life Arena4-6

College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Carolina vs Akron battle Saturday at Colonial Life Arena as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gamecocks sport a record of 4-6 and 4-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Zips have 6-4 and 3-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5 for the Gamecocks and 3-4 for the Zips.

View Akron Zips vs South Carolina Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 238-ranked Gamecocks and the No. 89-rated Zips in this matchup.

In their last action, Akron was a 69-59 loser on the road against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Akron suffered a 69-59 loss against South Carolina on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Demetrius Treadwell in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Zips rank No. 180 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with South Carolina’s No. 130 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Carolina is college basketball's No. 234-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Zips rate No. 38 with 8 per game.

A few Zips at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Akron is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Akron is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
South Carolina is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Akron home to Coppin State, Tuesday, December 31st
South Carolina at Marshall, Monday, December 30th