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Akron Zips vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/22/13

Oregon State Beavers (6-2) at Akron Zips (5-2)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)

The Line: Akron Zips -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Akron Zips and the Oregon State Beavers face off on Sunday in Hawaii in college basketball action.

The Akron Zips were a NCAA Tournament team a year ago as they got hot late and they are hoping to make a return appearance this season. Akron is 5-2 on the season and they have played the 186th ranked schedule in the nation. Demetrius Treadwell leads Akron averaging 14.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Quincy Digs is averaging 12.7 points, Nick Harney is averaging 9.7 points, and Jake Kretzer is averaging 8.0 points. Akron is averaging 74 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Akron hasn’t played a neutral site game this season but they are 1-2 on the road.

Akron Zips vs. Oregon State Beavers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/22/13

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The Oregon State Beavers are 6-2 for the season and have won their last three games. OSU has been a powerhouse offensively but lacking on the defensive side on the court. Roberto Nelson leads the Beavers averaging 22.1 points per game. Devon Collier is averaging 21.3 points and 9.6 rebounds, Angus Brandt is averaging 13.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Victor Robbins is averaging 7.2 points. Offensively Oregon State is averaging 84.4 points and they are shooting 53.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.5 points and their opponents shoot 43.2 percent. Oregon State is 1-1 away from home this season.

Akron is 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 neutral site games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Oregon State is 4-1-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, and 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games.

Akron is just a mild favorite here and they shouldn’t have much of an issue taking care of business in this spot. 

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