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Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Betting Line and Trends Report

The Western Michigan Broncos will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Zips in Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Western Michigan Broncos in this one, their betting line was listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 5-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Akron Zips are 3-6-1 ATS. Western Michigan Broncos are 5-4-1 on betting the total; Akron Zips are 5-5.

The Zips - Broncos odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Akron is rated No. 94 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Michigan is at No. 292.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Western Michigan is ranked No. 150 in NCAA basketball at 36.69 per game. Contrast that with Akron's No. 181 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Akron is the No. 3-ranked team in the country at 11 per game, while Western Michigan rates No. 233 at 5.77 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Michigan was run off the court by the Bobcats on Tuesday as Ohio routed them 89-58 at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Akron got 23 points from Jimond Ivey en route to a 89-84 victory over Bowling Green on Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • Western Michigan is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games on the road
  • Akron is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Akron is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Western Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Toledo, Tuesday, January 10th
Akron at Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 10th