Akon Zips at Ohio Bobcats College Basketball Betting Preview

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ESPNU will televise nationally on Sunday night the MAC conference NCAA college basketball game between the Akron Zips and the Ohio Bobcats. Tip off time between the Zips and Bobcats from Ohio is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has the home team Ohio Bobcats favored by -4 ½ points with the over under lined at 139 ½ points. Those bettors playing the Ohio Bobcats on the money line will lay -200 odds. Players wagering on the Akron Zips can take back +170 odds on their money line bet for the road underdog to win this game straight up.

This is a revenge spot for the Ohio Bobcats tonight as Akron posted the 68-63 home win back on January 14th as a -3 point betting favorite. The game landed under the closing total of 135 points. It was a poor shooting performance by the Bobcats as they made just 35.5% from the field along with 5 of 21 makes coming from three. Akron dominated the glass as the Zips had 36 rebounds to the Bobcats 26. D.J. Cooper had a forgettable performance for Ohio with just 2 of 15 shooting from the floor in defeat. Zeke Marshall for Akron scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds on 5 of 7 shooting.

The Akron Zips travel today with a record of 20-8 and a true road mark of 7-6 on the season. The team has played excellent basketball winning 9 of their past 10 games. Their loss during this stretch was a non-conference 67-61 defeat at Oral Roberts during the Bracket Busters as a +4 ½ point underdog.

Ohio enters play with a 22-6 mark on the 2011-12 campaign. The Bobcats have been solid this season on their home court with a 15-1 record. Ohio has tallied up three straight wins and victories in 8 of their past 10 games. In Bracket Busters they defeated North Carolina Ashville 81-62 as a -8 point betting favorite. The team is coming off the 88-77 road win on Wednesday night to the Buffalo Bulls as a +3 point underdog. Ohio is trending strongly here with against the spread with wins in three straight games and has covered against Akron in four of their past five meetings.

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