Air Force Falcons vs. Akron Zips - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (3-1) at Air Force Falcons (5-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Savannah Civic Center)
The Line: Air Force Falcons +4 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips are hoping their strong start to the college basketball season continues when they faceoff with the Air Force Falcons Saturday.
The Akron Zips were penciled in as the team to beat in the MAC and they are off to a strong start with three consecutive victories to improve to 3-1 after downing Georgia Southern 75-67 on Tuesday as a nine point favorite. The Zips were up nine at the break and traded baskets the rest of the way despite the Eagles holding a slight 47%-46% shooting edge. Akron had a trio of double digit scorers led by Isaiah Johnson with 20 points on 8-9 accuracy with Antino Jackson contributing 19 points and six boards while Jimond Ivey tossed in another 15 points in what was really a three man offensive contest.
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The Air Force Falcons are a bit of a mystery to me but they are 5-0 and probably have drawn some attention from some in the Mountain West. The Falcons come off an 85-72 victory versus visiting Stetson as they took a lead at the break and slowly pulled away. AFA held a sight 44%-41% shooting advantage but mustered eight more looks at the basket and five more field goals to combine with seven more makes from the foul line getting the job done. Frank Toohey was the Falcons top offensive weapon with 22 points and 13 rebounds on 8-12 followed by a 16 point effort from Ryan Manning on 6-10, including four bombs. Zach Kocur and Hayden Graham netted 14 points apiece with six and 14 rebounds respectively.
The under is 7-2 in Akron last 9 neutral site games and the under is 6-2 in Akron last 8 non-conference games while the under is 15-7 in Akron last 22 Friday games. Air Force are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Friday games.
If the Zips are supposed to be the class of the MAC, now would be a good time to prove it…