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22-6 Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls 15-13
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 8 PM ET
Venue: Alumni Arena Buffalo, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bulls -2
CBB Betting Total: 151.5
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Akron will play two games on the rad facing Buffalo beginning with this game. The Zips are in first place in the MAC East division 2 games up on Ohio and 3 games up on Buffalo.
Akron has lost their last 2 games, which has allowed Ohio and Buffalo to stay in the East Division race.
Buffalo had their 6-game win streak snapped in their last game
In their last games Akron lost to Bowling Green 66-65 and Buffalo lost to Kent State 77-69.
Akron ranks 82nd in the nation in points per game and tied for 126th in points allowed.
In their loss to Bowling Green in their last game the Zips had their 16-game win streak facing BG snapped. In the game Akron did not play bad defense holding Bowling Green to only 41% shooting, but they only shot 35.9% from the floor and they had 14 turnovers.
Jimond Ivey led 4 players that scored in double figures in the loss to Bowling Green and he only went for 13 points.
Isaiah Johnson (16.5 ppg) leads 3 players averaging in double figures for the Zips and after a stretch of solid games he only went for 11 points in the loss to Bowling Green, but he did have 14 rebounds.
Last season Akron lost to Buffalo twice in the regular season, but then beat them in the MAC tournament.
This season Akron is 5-5 on the road.
Buffalo ranks 88th in the nation in points per game and only 252nd in points allowed.
In their loss to Kent State in their last game the Bulls shot 41% from the floor, had 14 turnovers, and allowed KSU to shoot 45.2%. Buffalo did have a one-point halftime lead, but they were outscored by 9 points in the 2nd half.
Blake Hamilton went for 17 points in the loss to Kent State and he and CJ Massinburg were the only 2 players to score in double figures.
Hamilton (17.4 ppg) and Massinburg (14.3 ppg) are the top 2 scorers for the Bulls, who have 4 players averaging over 12 ppg. In the loss to Kent State these two only shot a combined 11/30 from the floor and together they missed 9 of their 10 3-pointers.
In the last 17 games between these conference rivals the Over record is 11-5-1. The total has gone Over in 6 of the last 8 games between these teams at Buffalo.
Buffalo is 7-3 at home this season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- AKR is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall..
- AKR is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- BUFF is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- BUFF is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls NCAAB Prediction:
Akron has lost 2 in a row and have really struggled with their shot and at home Buffalo will win this game, cover the spread, and inch closer to the Zips in the MAC East Division.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Bulls -2
Buffalo will send Akron to their 3rd straight loss in this game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 79 Akron 72
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