Akron vs Western Michigan Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/8/24

Western Michigan (11-19) vs Akron (21-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 6:00 pm (University Arena)

Betting Odds: Western Michigan +8.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Akron Zips look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Western Michigan Broncos look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Here’s a Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos prediction.

Akron Zips Betting Preview

The Akron Zips recently beat Northern Illinois while losing to Ohio and Eastern Michigan. The Akron Zips are averaging 74.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Enrique Freeman is averaging 18.2 points and 1.6 assists, while Ali Ali is averaging 15.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Greg Tribble is the third double-digit scorer and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

Western Michigan Broncos Betting Preview

The Western Michigan Broncos recently lost to Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green while beating Ball State. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 71.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Seth Hubbard is averaging 14.3 points and 1.7 assists, while B. Artis White is averaging 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Owen Lobsinger is dishing 1 assist and Ja'Vaughn Hannah is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.

Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos prediction

The Western Michigan Broncos should be up for this game considering they're at home one last time, but they're just not a team I'm eager to back. The Akron Zips have been far and away more consistent, and they've won 9 of the last 10 games against Western Michigan. That includes an 11 point win back in January. Western Michigan has had issues defensively and beating good teams in the MAC all year. The Akron Zips have the offense to give Western Michigan a world of issues. I like Akron to win this game by double digits, so I'll lay the points.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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