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Akron Zips vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders


Akron Zips
Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 PM ET
James A. Rhodes Arena

The Akron Zips will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at James A. Rhodes Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Akron Zips Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Akron Zips in this one found them listed as -5.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Saturday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Blue Raiders was expected to move the line.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Akron Zips battles the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, currently sitting with a 4-4 mark (3-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 2-0 for the Akron Zips and 0-1 for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 79-rated Akron Zips and the No. 94-ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Akron Zips Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Middle Tennessee is ranked No. 102 in NCAA basketball at 36.63 per game. Contrast that with Akron's No. 121 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 8.75 per game, while Middle Tennessee rates No. 163 at 5.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Raiders grabbed a 68-67 win over the Jaguars on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Jacquez Rozier at Mitchell Center.

The battle between the Zips and Leathernecks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Western Illinois was handed a 73-49 defeat on Thursday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Akron Zips Betting Odds Trends

Middle Tennessee is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
Middle Tennessee is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Middle Tennessee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee at Oklahoma State, Tuesday, December 16th
Akron at North Dakota State, Tuesday, December 16th