The Akron Zips and the Bowling Green Falcons meet in college basketball action from the Stroh Center on Tuesday night.
The Akron Zips will look to bounce back from a 70-63 loss to Ball State last time out. Xavier Castaneda leads the Zips in scoring and assists with 19.5 PPG along with 3 APG as well as 4.5 RPG this season and Enrique Freeman leads the Zips on the glass, averaging 14.3 PPG and 10.6 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Akron up to this point in the season. As a team, Akron is averaging 69.4 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 33.7% from behind the three point line and 69.5% from the foul line this season.
The Bowling Green Falcons will be looking to build on their four-game win streak after an 88-79 win over Ohio last time out. Leon Ayers III has a team-high 17 PPG and 4.5 RPG while Samari Curtis has 12 PPG with a team-high 4.8 APG to lead Bowling Green in assists. Kaden Metheny has 11.4 PPG with 2.5 APG and Rashaun Agee has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 6.5 RPG to lead the Falcons on the glass and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Bowling Green so far this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 77.7 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 33.2% from three and 76% from the foul line this season.
Akron is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Bowling Green is 6-22 ATS in their last 28 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m going with the over here. Akron’s struggled on the defensive end on the road, while Bowling Green’s had defensive issues wherever they’ve taken the floor this season and the last couple of meetings between these two teams flew over the total. I think this game ends up being no different, so give me the over here.