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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Akron Zips Betting Preview

Akron ZipsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Nov 28, 7:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Akron Zips vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between West Virginia and Akron on Monday, with the host Mountaineers trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Zips will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mountaineers are 1-1 ATS. Akron is 2-2 against the total, while West Virginia is 0-2 versus the number.

View Akron vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Mountaineers as 10-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 146 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Zips, who rate No. 25 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 88-81 victory for the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Zips rank No. 157 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with West Virginia’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where West Virginia is college basketball's No. 224-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Zips rate No. 158 with 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Akron owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 93 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Akron, they were an 81-63 winner as they battled Detroit at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Zips grabbed an 81-63 win over the Titans on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Nikola Cvetinovic at James A. Rhodes Arena.

West Virginia was an 83-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morehead State. They covered the 15.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Mountaineers and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Morehead State was handed an 83-48 defeat on Tuesday at WVU Colliseum.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-4
After playing Detroit are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi State are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Zips at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games on the road
Akron is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Akron at Middle Tennessee, Sunday, December 4
West Virginia at Mississippi State, Saturday, December 3