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Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips College Basketball Betting Preview

The Akron Zips will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Bowling Green Falcons at James A. Rhodes Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Akron Zips as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Bowling Green Falcons vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Bowling Green Falcons will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Akron Zips are 6-8 ATS. Bowling Green Falcons are 4-6-1 on betting the total; Akron Zips are 6-8.

The Zips - Falcons odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Akron is rated No. 235 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bowling Green is at No. 245.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Akron has the nation's No. 181-rated offensive output, at 72.27 PPG. The visiting Bowling Green Falcons defense ranks No. 239 allowing on average 78.19 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 43.79% so far, more than the Akron Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Falcons got 15 points from Demajeo Wiggins as Bowling Green ran past Northern Illinois 66-57 on Tuesday at Stroh Center.

Akron was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Buffalo and falling by a 87-65 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Bowling Green is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Bowling Green is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Bowling Green is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Akron
  • Akron is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Akron is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Akron is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Bowling Green
  • Akron is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing Bowling Green

Next Betting Matchups

Bowling Green at Miami-Ohio, Tuesday, January 16th
Akron at Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, January 16th