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Wright State vs Akron Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 14th Betting Odds

Raiders vs Zips Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wright State Raiders at Akron Zips
  • Where: Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, December 14th
  • Betting Odds: Wright State +8, WRGHT +288 | AKRON -378 O/U 137.0

Raiders Preview:

The Wright State Raiders head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 5-5. So far, the Raiders have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 3-1. For the season, Wright State has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 2-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Raiders being +8 point underdogs.

Wright State’s leading scorer this season is Trey Calvin who is averaging 17.0 points per contest. So far, Calvin has accounted for 19.34% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.89 rebounds per game and 5.22 assists. Amari Davis is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 12.9 points per game. Between him and Davis, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.

Wright State comes into today’s matchup vs Akron, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 10 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Raiders’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 445th in possessions per game.

Zips Preview:

The Akron Zips will be looking to pick up their 10th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Zips have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Zips’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8 points in their favor. For the season, Akron has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.

Akron will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Castaneda who is averaging 18.44 points per game for the Zips. Castaneda is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Zips’ offensive gameplan is the play of Enrique Freeman who has hit 57.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.67 points per game.

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%.

Free Spread Prediction: Akron Zips -8

For today’s matchup between Akron Zips and Wright State Raiders, our analysis points to Akron covering the spread as the -8 point favorites. Although the Zips are just 1-4 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Akron as they will be facing a Wright State team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Raiders’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Akron Zips to cover!