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Akron Zips vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/15/14

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (5-8) at Akron Zips (10-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)

The Line: Akron Zips -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The Miami Redhawks tangle with the Akron Zips at the James A. Rhodes Arena Wednesday.

I don't know where Miami (Ohio) finishes in the MAC but they have played some tight ones and have done a pretty good job ATS so they are a team to keep an eye on. The Redhawks rallied from an nine point half time hole before falling to Western Michigan 78-77 in overtime. The Broncos fired away at 56% with the Redhawks responding with 43% but staying competitive with 16 turnovers having a hand in 21 more looks. Bill Edwards pumped in 24 points and snagged five pulls with Will Felder adding 19 points and seven boards while Willie Moore chipped in with eleven points.

Akron Zips vs. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/15/14

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I see Akron and I see tons of potential but their offense hasn't been lighting it up which is my concern. Of course seeing Ohio has been a good thing and contnued to be in an 83-80 double overtime victory for their fourth straight win. Not much separated the two with the Zips coming from behind in the second half and in the first OT which might be what snaps the scoring funk. Five players broke double figures in scoring paced by Quincy Diggs with 20 points and seven boards with Demetrius Treadwell adding 16 points and eight pulls. Pat Forsythe and Jake Kretzer each tossed in eleven points followed by a ten point effort from Nick Harney.

Miami (Ohio) should have beaten Western Michigan so I'm sure that got the attention of Akron. If we see the Zips play to their potential I like them but something seems awry with this team right now...

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