Akron vs. Buffalo - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (10-5) at Akron Zips (7-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls visit the Akron Zips in a MAC college basketball tussle on Tuesday.
The Buffalo Bulls have been flexing their muscles in opening their conference schedule with back to back victories. Buffalo comes off of an 83-63 rout of the Ball State Cardinals as a 3.5 point underdog as the team jumped to an 18 point lead at the halfway point behind a 47.7%-36.5% shooting advantage.
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The balanced Bulls attack featured Jayvon Graves and Jeremy Harris scoring 16 points apiece with Harris posting seven boards. Nick Perkins gave Buffalo 15 points and eleven rebounds on 4-11 from the floor and 7-10 at the stripe with CJ Massinburg added 13 points, seven pulls and five assists followed by a ten point effort from Wes Clark.
The Akron Zips are predicted to be a step or two behind the top teams in the MAC but it’s too early to tell if that’s true or not. Akron has dropped five of six after a 67-65 defeat at the Toledo Rockets as an 8.5 point underdog on Saturday with Toledo holding a 14-2 edge at the stripe to negate 14 fewer looks at the basket.
Daniel Utomi paced the Zips at the offensive end with 19 points and three yanks on 7-12 from the floor including 4-5 from long range. Eric Parrish gave Akron 17 points and seven boards on 8-13 shooting while Malcolm Duvivier added 14 points and five assists on 6-14 from the field.
Over is 9-2 in Buffalo last 11 road games and Buffalo are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. Over is 16-5-1 in AKR last 22 Tuesday games and under is 46-20-1 in Akron last 67 home games and Akron are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Mid-American.
Buffalo might be the best team in the conference and this game will go along way in figuring that out…