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Akron Zips Home to Iona Gaels in NCAA Basketball Betting

Akron looks to cover the Zips-Gaels pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 8-2 mark when they host Iona in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Akron Zips in this one found them listed as -4.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Gaels was expected to move the line.

Iona Gaels vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iona Gaels will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 4-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Akron Zips are 4-2 ATS. Iona Gaels are 6-1-1 on betting the total; Akron Zips are 2-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 85 (Akron) and the No. 62 (Iona) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Akron's No. 99-ranked scoring average of 77.1 PPG, against a Iona Gaels defense rated No. 239 and allowing 79.78 PPG. The Akron Zips FG% has averaged 42.65% to date this season, less than the Iona Gaels shooters have managed so far (45.08% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Iona got 17 points from Isaiah Williams but lost anyway, 80-76, to Santa Barbara on Tuesday at South Point Arena.

Akron earned a 84-70 victory over Santa Barbara on Monday, getting 15 points from Noah Robotham at Thunderdome.

Betting Trends
  • Iona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Iona home to Drexel, Monday, December 28th
Akron at South Carolina State, Wednesday, December 30th