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NCAA hoops odds preview - Akron vs. Western Michigan

Akron ZipsWestern Michigan Broncos
March 11, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

21-12TEAM RECORD20-11

Quicken Loans Arena will host Broncos vs. Zips action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Quicken Loans Arena).

The Broncos sport records of 20-11 and 10-11-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Zips have 21-12 and 16-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-8 for the Broncos and 15-12 for the Zips.

View Akron vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 124-rated Akron taking on the No. 131-rated Broncos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-73 win for the Zips on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Zips rank No. 227 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Western Michigan’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Michigan is college basketball's No. 205-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Zips rate No. 38 with 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 126-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was an 82-75 winner in their most recent outing against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 67-56 winner as they battled Bowling Green. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Zips at Broncos trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing Akron
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Akron
Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron