Akron vs. Bowling Green - 2/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (14-14) at Akron Zips (21-7)
College Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips -13 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips and he Bowling Green Falcons face off on Friday in MAC college basketball action.
The Akron Zips are 21-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Akron is averaging 76.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Isaiah Johnson leads the Zips averaging 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Antino Jackson is averaging 12 points, Reggie McAdams is averaging 10.4 points, and Noah Robotham is averaging 10.2 points. Akron is 12-0 at home and 10-5 in MAC play.
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The Bowling Green Falcons are 14-14 this season and they are coming off of a win over Ohio that ended an eight game losing streak. Bowling Green is averaging 70.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Spencer Parker leads the Falcons averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Spencer parker leads the Falcons averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Zack Denny is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds, Wesley Alcegaire is averaging 10.4 points, and Antwon Lillard is averaging 7.7 points. Bowling Green is 6-6 on the road and 5-10 in the MAC.
Akron is 7-3 against the spread against the MAC, 2-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Bowling Green is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games. The favorite has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
Akron has been playing poorly but if they are going to bounce this is a likely spot so while I don’t love it I will lay the points.