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Buffalo vs Akron Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/31/23

Akron Zips (14-6) vs. Buffalo Bulls (10-11)
January 31, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +2 / Akron Zips -2; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Akron Zips and Buffalo Bulls meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Alumni Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Akron Zips Betting Preview

The Akron Zips are averaging 71.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 20.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 15 points and 2 assists. Trenton Hankerson is dishing 2 assists and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.

The Buffalo Bulls Betting Preview

The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 79.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Curtis Jones is averaging 15.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Zid Powell is averaging 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Isaiah Adams is the third double-digit scorer and Armoni Foster is dishing 3.8 assists. The Buffalo Bulls are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Buffalo Bulls are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

The Zips are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-2 in Zips last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 home games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

I guess the Akron Zips are the better team and have been a bit more consistent, but Buffalo has been respectable despite its record, and the Bulls win at home by an average of 14.9 points. Both teams are playing well and Buffalo needs a statement win to kind of turn its season around. At home, give me the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Buffalo Bulls +2

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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