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MAC Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Ohio vs. Akron

Ohio BobcatsAkron Zips
23-10March 13, 2014, 06:30 | Quicken Loans Arena20-11


The MAC tournament wagering menu features a clash between Akron and Ohio on Thursday, with the host Zips trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Akron was slight favorites of 1.5 points in early MAC betting over at Bovada. The total was 131.5, according to GTbets.eu.

The Zips are 20-11 so far on the season, and 9-18 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 23-10 and 14-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Akron go 10-17 and the Bobcats go 13-12-1 on the totals.

View Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 181-rated Ohio taking on the No. 103-rated Zips in this contest.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 63-55 winner as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bobcats got 20 points from Nick Kellogg as Ohio ran past Miami (Ohio) 63-55 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Akron was a 58-54 winner at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Demetrius Treadwell scored 14 points leading the Zips to a 58-54 victory over Kent State at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 121 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.39 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 132 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 67-ranked team at 7.06 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 52 with 7.36 per game.