Bowling Green Falcons (12-15) vs. Akron Zips (17-9)
February 22, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Akron Zips -7.5 / Bowling Green Falcons +7.5; Over/Under: +150
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The Bowling Green Falcons and the Akron Zips meet in college basketball action from the James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday night.
The Bowling Green Falcons will look to snap a four-game losing streak after a 91-82 loss to Ball State last time out. Daeqwon Plowden leads the Falcons in scoring and rebounding with 16 PPG and 7 RPG while Joe Reece has 11.2 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Myron Gordon has 11.3 PPG with a team-high 3.3 APG to lead Bowling Green in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green so far this season. Trey Diggs has 9.4 PPG as well this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 82.1 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 74.7% from the foul line while allowing 80.1 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field and 34.3% from three this season.
The Akron Zips will look to build on a 67-48 win over Eastern Michigan last time out. Ali Ali leads the Zips in scoring with 13.7 PPG and 2.6 APG while Enrique Freeman has 13.2 PPG and a team-high 11.2 RPG to lead the Zips on the glass with a double-double per game. Xavier Castaneda has 12.5 PPG with 2.5 APG and Bryan Trimble also has 10.4 PPG to make up the group of double-digit scorers for Akron up to this point in the season. As a team, Akron is averaging 70.2 PPG on 45.6% shooting from the field, 34.8% from three and 66.9% from the foul line while allowing 62.3 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
Bowling Green is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Akron is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record.
I get why Akron would be favored, being at home and defense isn’t Bowling Green’s forte. But each time I back Akron this season, they put up a clunker, like they did against Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. Bowling Green has a top-10 scoring offense that’s capable of keeping them in this game if they don’t deal Akron another soul-crushing loss. Give me Bowling Green and the points here.