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RedHawks open as college hoops underdog vs Zips

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksAkron Zips
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Akron Zips Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD17-10

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Akron vs Miami (Ohio) battle Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena as the Zips look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Zips are 17-10 so far on the season, and 12-10 ATS vs. the number. The RedHawks, meanwhile, are 14-13 and 10-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Akron go 13-8 and the RedHawks go 14-8 on the totals.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 285-rated Miami (Ohio) taking on the No. 107-rated Zips in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-65 win for the Zips on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Akron has the nation's No. 124-rated offensive output, at 70.7 PPG. The visiting RedHawks defense ranks No. 235 allowing on average 69.9 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Miami (Ohio) features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami (Ohio), they were a 70-69 loser as they battled James Madison on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Julian Mavunga scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the RedHawks to a win (they lost 70-69 to James Madison at JMU Center on Saturday).

Akron won its last outing, a 76-67 result against Creighton on February 19. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Akron earned a 76-67 victory over Creighton on Saturday, getting 21 points from Brett McKnight at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few RedHawks at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games when playing on the road against Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron
Miami (Ohio) is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 5 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Akron is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Bowling Green, Saturday, February 26
Akron home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 26

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