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Akron Zips Host the Marshall Thundering Herd in NCAA College Basketball Action

Marshall Thundering Herd will go to the free throw line vs Akron Zips on Saturday, hoping to boost its 6-3 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Akron Zips betting line as -8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Marshall Thundering Herd have watched them go 6-3 and 5-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Akron Zips are at 7-3 and 1-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Akron Zips are 2-4, while the Marshall Thundering Herd have a 5-2 mark.

The Akron Zips sit at No. 170 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marshall Thundering Herd sit at No. 166 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Akron has the nation's No. 113-rated offensive output, at 76.1 PPG. The visiting Marshall Thundering Herd defense ranks No. 259 allowing on average 84.33 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 46.59% so far, less than the Akron Thundering Herd marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.75% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jon Elmore went off for 35 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Marshall to a 111-105 win over Toledo on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.

The Zips got 11 points from Isaiah Johnson, but it was Gonzaga that prevailed in a 61-43 final on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Marshall is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games
  • Marshall is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Marshall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Akron is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Marshall
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games when playing Marshall

Next Betting Matchups

Marshall home to West Virginia Wesleyan, Monday, December 19th
Akron at UC Irvine, Wednesday, December 21st