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Akron Zips Host the Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA College Basketball Action

The Akron Zips will be trying to slam the Western Michigan Broncos on Friday when the teams tip off at James A. Rhodes Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Akron Zips as -13-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Akron Zips sit at 12-2 (6-3 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Western Michigan Broncos are currently 6-8 (4-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Akron is 4-5 OU, and Western Michigan is 5-3-1 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 95-rated Akron Zips and the No. 222-ranked Western Michigan Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Akron's No. 24-rated squad against Western Michigan's No. 95-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Akron rates No. 2 in the country with 11.29 per game, while their foes tonight, the Western Michigan Broncos rank No. 136 nationally with 6.86 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Thomas Wilder went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Kent State handed Western Michigan a 87-84 defeat at University Arena.

The Zips grabbed a 75-71 win over the Bulls on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Antino Jackson at Alumni Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Akron
  • Western Michigan is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Akron
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 7 games when playing Akron
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Akron is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Akron is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Western Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Ball State, Tuesday, January 12th
Akron at Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 12th