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NCAAB Game Preview - Rockets underdogs vs Zips at Akron

Toledo RocketsAkron Zips
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Toledo Rockets vs Akron Zips Odds

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James A. Rhodes Arena will host Zips vs. Rockets action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Akron will face the 10-11 Rockets, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Zips are 8-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 6-7 favoring the OVER.

View Toledo vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Zips as 14.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Zips rated this week at No. 31 and the Rockets sitting at No. 208. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-74 result in favor of the Zips.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 194 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.3 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 70 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 160-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 223 with 5.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Toledo owns the country's No. 87-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Toledo was a 77-61 loser at home against Kent State. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Toledo got 22 points from Rian Pearson but lost anyway, 77-61, to Kent State on Saturday at Savage Arena.

In their last action, Akron was a 74-64 winner on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Akron got 13 points from Zeke Marshall en route to a 74-64 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Kent State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Rockets at Zips trends to consider:
Toledo is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Toledo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
Akron is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Akron is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Akron is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Toledo

Next up:
Toledo home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 4
Akron home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, February 4