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Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Betting Line and Trends Report

The Buffalo Bulls hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at James A. Rhodes Arena against the Akron Zips.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Akron Zips betting line as -8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bulls will look to cover the spread vs the Akron Zips on Saturday, as the Bulls are 8-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Zips are 7-8-1 ATS. Buffalo is 7-8 against the total, while Akron is 8-8 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 146-rated Buffalo Bulls taking on the No. 24-rated Akron Zips in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Akron's No. 55-ranked scoring average of 79.25 PPG, against a Buffalo Bulls defense rated No. 179 and allowing 73.65 PPG. The Akron Zips FG% has averaged 48.65% to date this season, more than the Buffalo Bulls shooters have managed so far (43.56% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Perkins scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 75-74 to Miami-Ohio at Millett Hall on Tuesday).

Western Michigan was victimized for 20 points and 20 rebounds by Kwan Cheatham, Jr. as the Zips bested the Broncos 90-80 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Akron
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
  • Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 31st
Akron at Northern Illinois, Tuesday, January 31st