Buffalo vs. Akron - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo vs. Akron - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Akron Zips (21-7) at Buffalo Bulls (18-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Arena)

The Line: Buffalo Bulls -1 -- Over/Under: 153

TV: ESPN3

The Akron Zips and Buffalo Bulls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alumni Arena.

The Akron Zips look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Akron Zips are averaging 76 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Loren Cristian Jackson is averaging 18.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while Tyler Cheese is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists. Xeyrius Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Channel Banks is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Akron Zips have won five of their last seven road games.

The Buffalo Bulls look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 79 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jayvon Graves is averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jeenathan Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Davonta Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Mballa is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Buffalo Bulls have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Buffalo Bulls already beat Akron on the road last month, and now they're at home where they've won seven of their last 10 tries and win by an average of 6.4 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. The Akron Zips are 8-3 against the spread on the road this season, but they've lost six straight against Buffalo and have had issues in the past of rising to the occasion in big games. The Buffalo Bulls have proven themselves times and time again when it's time to show and prove. I'll side with Buffalo at home in this near toss up. 

Randy’s Pick Buffalo Bulls -1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.