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UNC Asheville Bulldogs visit Akron Zips in college basketball clash

UNC Asheville BulldogsAkron Zips
Nov 16, 1:00 PM | Coliseo do Puerto Rico

UNC Asheville Bulldogs vs Akron Zips Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Akron vs UNC Asheville battle Friday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico as the Zips look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The game is being played at Coliseo do Puerto Rico, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Zips bring a 1-2 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Bulldogs, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Akron go 0-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-0.

View UNC Asheville vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 131-rated UNC Asheville taking on the No. 42-rated Zips in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-67 win for the Zips on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Akron's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 77.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 214 at 67.7 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNC Asheville owns the country's No. 218-rated mark, allowing 71 points per game on the highway. Akron, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

UNC Asheville was a 75-68 loser in its last match on the road against Tennessee. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. UNC Asheville got 18 points from Jeremy Atkinson but lost anyway, 75-68, to Tennessee on Thursday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Akron was a 69-65 loser in its last match on the road against Oklahoma State. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Akron got 14 points from Brian Walsh but lost anyway, 69-65, to Oklahoma State on Thursday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Next up:
UNC Asheville at North Carolina State, Friday, November 23
Akron home to Middle Tennessee, Sunday, December 2