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Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips Preview

Akron ZipsWestern Michigan Broncos
16-7February 12, 2014, 07:00 | University Arena14-8

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Western Michigan and Akron on Wednesday, with the host Broncos trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Zips will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 7-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncos are 8-10-1 ATS. Akron is 9-10 against the total, while Western Michigan is 11-7 versus the number.

View Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Western Michigan Broncos as -1.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 231-rated Broncos and the No. 55-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Akron won its last outing, a 65-63 result against Bowling Green on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Quincy Diggs scored 14 points leading the Zips to a 65-63 victory over Bowling Green at Stroh Center on Sunday.

Western Michigan was a 74-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites. David Brown scored 26 points for Western Michigan on Sunday, leading the Broncos to a 74-71 win over Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 142-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 62 at 66.43 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 45.94% so far, more than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.35% per game.

A few Zips at Broncos trends to consider:
Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Akron is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Akron is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games
Western Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Akron home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 15th
Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, February 15th