Akron at Buffalo: 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Buffalo Bulls (12-7) vs Akron Zips (14-6)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Arena)
Betting Odds: Buffalo Bulls -5.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Akron Zips and Buffalo Bulls face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at UB Alumni Arena
This is the first game between the two teams this season, but the road team has won each of the last two games.
The Akron Zips come into this game with a 14-6 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Each of the last two games Akron’s defense has been awful and two games ago against Ohio they gave up 90 points. Akron on the season is averaging 76.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.2 points per game. Akron on the season is shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Loren Cristian Jackson has been the best player for Akron averaging 21.4 points while shooting 41.8 percent form the field and 33.8 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Buffalo Bulls who comes into this game with a 12-7 record overall and they have won three games in a row. This is an elite offensive team and each of the last three games they have scored at least 85 points. Buffalo on the season is averaging 83.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. Buffalo is shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from behind the three point line. Jeenethan Williams has been the best player for Buffalo averaging 17.3 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field.
Akron is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Tuesday. Akron is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. The road team is 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings played between Akron and Buffalo.
Buffalo is going to run up the score again and Akron is going to have no chance to keep this game close. Buffalo is going to reach at least 85 points again in this game and that will lead to a cover of the spread.