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13-17 (1-10 V) Akron Zips vs. Western Michigan Broncos 17-14 (10-5 H)
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 7:45 PM ET
Venue: University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Western Michigan -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 144.5
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This is first round action from the MAC tournament. The first round sees the higher seeded teams host and this is a #6 (WMU) vs #11 (Akron matchup).
The rest of the tournament is played in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. These teams met once during the regular season. A 12 point home win by Western Michigan.
The season has come down to this. With a sub .500 record the Zips are going to get invited to any postseason tournaments but maybe they can steal the auto-bid.
They closed the season on a winning note beating Kent State in their regular season finale. Unfortunately it is not much to build on and htey have been bad on the road all season.
Daniel Utomi enjoyed a really nice sophomore season. He scored 16ppg and is able to score a lot of different ways. He has 19 or more points in five straight.
Jimond Ivey is a big point who leads the team in rebounding and assists. Perhaps if this duo gets hot they could make some noise during this event.
Western Michigan Broncos
Perhaps the Broncos are ripe for the picking in the MAC Tournament as they closed the season with back to back losses – Central and Eastern Michigan.
The Broncos have one of the best scorers in the MAC in guard Thomas Wilder. He is a senior so perhaps he can will this team further than it might go otherwise.
Leading rebounder Josh Davis is the only other double figure scorer for the Mustangs so there will be a lot hanging on Wilder to produce if they are going to win.
Drake Lamont is a senior center for WMU. He has the size to make it difficult for opponents but it limited skill wise. Against Akron he actually scored in double figures.
CBB Betting Trends:
- AKR are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Over is 50-23-3 in WMU last 76 home games.
- Favorite is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
- Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Akron Zips vs. Western Michigan Mustangs NCAAB Prediction:
It is always interesting when these conference tournaments start at the home sites of the higher seed. It should be an advantage but how much.
It also forces us to look more closely at trend or situational data. Akron is usually the higher seed in this event but in a down year they are definitely not.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: No line currently posted.
I am hoping the oddsmakers overrate the Mustangs so I can jump on Akron as a road underdog. Hopefully I get at least 5 or 6 points to work with…I think they can upset but would love the cushion.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Akron 75 – Western Michigan 73
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