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NCAAB Game Preview - RedHawks underdogs vs Zips at Miami (Ohio)

Akron ZipsMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
March 10, 2:25 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Akron Zips vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD16-15

The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Zips at Quicken Loans Arena in NCAAB action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament. The game is being played at Quicken Loans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The RedHawks bring a 16-15 record (12-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-12 Zips, who are 15-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami (Ohio) go 16-10 so far and the Zips go 14-12.

View Akron vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 269-rated RedHawks and the No. 124-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-64 result in favor of the Zips.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Zips rank No. 252 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.4 per game. That compares with Miami (Ohio)’s No. 278 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Miami (Ohio) is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Zips rate No. 38 with 7.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Akron owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. Miami (Ohio), on the other hand, rates No. 151 in scoring at home.

Akron was a 67-53 winner in its last match against Eastern Michigan. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites.

Miami (Ohio) was a 76-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ohio. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. The RedHawks got a 23-point performance from Julian Mavunga, who added 13 rebounds, as Miami (Ohio) ran past Ohio 76-66 on Friday at Millett Hall.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Eastern Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Ohio are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Zips at RedHawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 10 games when playing Akron
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 18 games
Miami (Ohio) is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Akron