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Miami (Ohio) Akron Betting Preview

Akron ZipsMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
17-10February 26, 2014, 07:00 | Millett Hall10-15

Millett Hall features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Miami (Ohio) RedHawks and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Miami (Ohio) battles the Zips, currently sitting with a 17-10 mark (7-16 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-13 for the RedHawks and 9-14 for the Zips.

View Akron Zips vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Akron before tip-off in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the RedHawks, most recently No. 206 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Zips, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Akron was a 66-50 loser at home against Ohio. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Quincy Diggs scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Zips to a win (they lost 66-50 to Ohio at James A. Rhodes Arena on Saturday).

Miami (Ohio) was a 55-52 winner in its last match at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The RedHawks grabbed a 55-52 win over the Falcons on Sunday, behind a 11-point effort from Will Felder at Millett Hall.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Miami (Ohio)'s No. 238-rated squad against Akron's No. 139-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Miami (Ohio) rates No. 234 in the country with 4.64 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 72 nationally with 7.07 per match.

A few Zips at RedHawks trends to consider:
Akron is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Akron's last 8 games
Akron is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Akron home to Bowling Green, Saturday, March 1st
Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, Saturday, March 1st