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Akron Zips vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Matchup Report

Iowa State CyclonesAkron Zips
9-0December 23, 2013, 04:30 | Stan Sheriff Center6-2

Akron looks to cover the Zips-Cyclones pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host Iowa State in college basketball wagering action.

The Zips sport a record of 6-2 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cyclones have 9-0 and 5-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Zips and 5-2 for the Cyclones.

View Iowa State Cyclones vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 89-ranked Zips and the No. 19-rated Cyclones in this matchup.

Last time out for Iowa State, they were a 79-67 winner as they battled George Mason on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. The Cyclones got 22 points from Georges Niang as Iowa State ran past George Mason 79-67 on Sunday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Akron won its last outing, an 83-71 result against Oregon State on December 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Demetrius Treadwell scored 24 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Akron on Sunday, leading the Zips to an 83-71 victory over Oregon State at Stan Sheriff Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cyclones is ranked No. 7 in NCAA hoops at 43.89 per game. Contrast that with Akron’s No. 162 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 38-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Iowa State rates No. 7 at 9.33 per game.

Next up:
Iowa State home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, December 31st
Akron at South Carolina, Saturday, December 28th