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College Basketball Matchup - Akron Zips Detroit Titans Odds Preview

Detroit TitansAkron Zips
0-0December 18, 2013, 07:00 | James A. Rhodes Arena0-0

Akron will look to improve on its 4-2 record on Wednesday when they host Detroit in NCAA basketball odds action at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Titans will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Zips are 1-2 ATS. Detroit is 3-7 on the totals; Akron is 2-1.

View Detroit Titans vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Zips in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Titans was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 166-ranked Zips and the No. 161-rated Titans in this matchup.

Detroit lost its last outing, an 82-79 result against North Carolina State on December 14. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. The Titans endured an 82-79 loss at the hands of the Wolfpack on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Juwan Howard, Jr. at PNC Arena.

In their last action, Akron was a 74-64 winner at home against Oral Roberts. Akron got 19 points from Quincy Diggs en route to a 74-64 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 156-ranked offense, averaging 73.17 PPG, against a Titans defense that ranks No. 198 at 74.73 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 45.73% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.85% per game.

A few Titans at Zips trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Akron is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Bowling Green, Sunday, December 22nd
Akron at Oregon State, Sunday, December 22nd