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Dukes visit Akron Zips in college basketball clash

Duquesne DukesAkron Zips
Nov 19, 6:00 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Duquesne Dukes vs Akron Zips Odds


Akron looks to cover the Zips-Dukes pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 2-1 mark when they host Duquesne in college basketball action.

The game is being played at Athletics-Recreation Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Dukes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Zips are 1-1 ATS. Duquesne is 1-1 on the totals; Akron is 0-2.

View Duquesne vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 81 (Zips) and the No. 57 (Dukes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-80 result in favor of the Zips has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 253 in NCAA hoops at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Akron’s No. 139 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 171-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Duquesne rates No. 236 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.

Duquesne was a 97-81 winner in its last match at home against District of Columbia. B.J. Monteiro scored 24 points leading the Dukes to a 97-81 victory over District of Columbia at Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 62-59 loser as they battled Valparaiso on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Akron got 13 points from Quincy Diggs but lost anyway, 62-59, to Valparaiso on Friday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 0-1
After playing Valparaiso are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Dukes at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Duquesne
Akron is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Duquesne at Valparaiso, Sunday, November 20
Akron home to Detroit, Saturday, November 26