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Golden Lions visit Akron Zips in college basketball clash

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsAkron Zips
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs Akron Zips Odds


The Zips will be trying to slam the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions on Thursday when the teams tip off at James A. Rhodes Arena in college betting action.

The Zips sit at 3-5 (3-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Lions are currently 1-6 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Akron is 3-4 OU, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 1-3 OU.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Zips at No. 36 and the Golden Lions at No. 315 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-49 result in favor of the Zips.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 153-ranked offense, averaging 69.2 PPG, against a Golden Lions defense that ranks No. 193 at 67.3 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Golden Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.8% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Pine Bluff features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 34 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff lost its last outing, a 63-50 result against Michigan on December 13. The Golden Lions endured a 63-50 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Lazabian Jackson at Crisler Arena.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 69-66 loser as they battled Cleveland State on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Akron suffered a 69-66 loss against Cleveland State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Zeke Marshall in a losing effort at Wolstein Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Cleveland State are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Lions at Zips trends to consider:
Akron is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Akron is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at DePaul, Saturday, December 17
Akron home to Florida A&M, Saturday, December 17