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Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/13/14 MAC Playoffs

Ohio Bobcats (23-10) at Akron Zips (20-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

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

TV: not listed

The Akron Zips face the Ohio Bobcats in the MAC postseason in Thursday night action.

Hopes were high for Akron entering the 2013-14 season where many expected the team to challenge for the MAC title. The Zips were likely a victim of their past success and they weren't quite as dominant as we have been accustomed to seeing which meant several closer then expected contests. However, a 20 win season with a 12-6 conference record which secured 4th isn't all gloom and doom. This team excels at the defensive end and seldom gave up more then 65 points which is key in the playoffs to give guys like Demetrius Treadwell (14.7 ppg) and Quincy Diggs (12 ppg) combined with an adequate supporting cast a great chance at winning.

Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/13/14 MAC Playoffs

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If you know anything about Ohio basketball it's to never count them out. This season hasn't been typical with some poor performances combining with some inconsistent play but at the end of the day here they are in the second round of the postseason following a 63-55 victory over Miami (Ohio). It wasn't the best of performances but Ohio's 39% shooting meant a few more threes and foul shots which was eough to overcome the Redhawks 33% accuracy. Leading scorer Nick Kellogg pumped in a game high 20 points with seven yanks followed Javarez Willis and Maurice Ndour netting 13 and 12 points with Ndour posting eight boards.

Akron was winning this match up for a few years and won the first this year before Ohio got some pay back the second time. No spread yet but it won't be big in what should be a close one so please check back.

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Ohio +1.5 --- I haven't been good in this match up

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