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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Akron Zips Betting Preview

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Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Millett Hall

Akron Zips vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds


The RedHawks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Akron Zips pay a visit to Millett Hall on the college basketball betting menu.

The RedHawks are 4-8 so far on the season, and 4-6 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami (Ohio) go 3-7 and the Zips go 5-5 on the totals.

View Akron vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 274-ranked RedHawks and the No. 39-rated Zips in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-62 win for the Zips on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Zips rank No. 66 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.9 per game. That compares with Miami (Ohio)’s No. 288 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami (Ohio) is college basketball's No. 116-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Zips rate No. 160 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 78-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Akron was a 67-51 winner on the road against Marshall. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs. Nikola Cvetinovic scored 14 points leading the Zips to a 67-51 victory over Marshall at Cam Henderson Center on Sunday.

Miami (Ohio) was a 69-62 loser in its last match on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 17–point spread as underdogs. Brian Sullivan scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the RedHawks to a win (they lost 69-62 to Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Monday).

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After playing Marshall are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Kent State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Zips at RedHawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Akron's last 8 games on the road
Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 11 games when playing Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron at Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 11
Miami (Ohio) at Kent State, Wednesday, January 11