Check out our free Akron vs Bowling Green pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Bowling Green. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Akron vs Bowling Green Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 10th Betting Odds
Zips vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Akron Zips at Bowling Green Falcons
- Where: Bowling Green at Stroh Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 10th
- Betting Odds: Akron -3.5, AKRON -176 | BOWLGR +142 O/U 140.5
Through 15 games, the Akron Zips have an overall record of 9-6. On the road, the Zips will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. This season, Akron has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0. For today’s contest, Akron has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.
Before getting a wager down on this game, keep a close eye on the injury report before tip-off, as the Zips’ top scorer Xavier Castaneda is listed as questionable. In his 13 games, he is averaging 19.54 points per game while providing the team with an outside shooting threat. If he is unable to play, the team will be losing their top outside shooter. Without Xavier Castaneda out of the lineup, Enrique Freeman is going to need to take on a bigger role. Currently, he is 2nd on the team at 14.33 points per contest to go along with 10.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Coming into today’s game, Akron will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Zips are ranked 191st at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 656th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Akron is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking to pick up their 16th win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. Currently, the Falcons have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. So far, the Falcons have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Bowling Green’s leading scorer this season is Leon Ayers III, who is averaging 17.0 points per contest. So far, III has accounted for 20.75% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.53 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Samari Curtis is the second leading scorer for the Falcons, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and Curtis, they are accounting for 35.4% of the team’s scoring.
Bowling Green comes into today’s matchup vs Akron, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 80.3 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 43.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Falcons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 226th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Akron Zips -3.5
If you are eying this matchup between Bowling Green Falcons and Akron Zips as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Akron to cover the spread as -3.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Akron shooting well enough to keep the Falcons at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Zips’ to win the game and cover the spread.