Akron vs. VCU Odds

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AUBURN HILLS, MI (TheSpread) – Two mid-major teams are going to slug it out on Thursday when VCU takes on Akron at 9:45PM ET in the NCAA Tournament.

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This game will be played from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is part of the South Region with VCU as the fifth seed and Akron the 12th seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, VCU is the favorite in this game, as the Rams have odds of -7 points against Akron. The over/under total for the game has been set at 135.5 points. Opening odds had VCU favored by 6 points, but the spread quickly jumped to 7.5 points before falling back to the Rams -7. These two teams have met four times since 2008, with VCU winning all four and both teams covering twice.  

VCU is an at-large bid out of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Rams went 26-8 for the season and 12-4 in conference play, finishing second to Saint Louis. VCU is 24th in the current RPI rankings, and the Rams have a 3-7 record against top 50 RPI teams. VCU is 3-3 on a neutral floor this season and 10-17 against the spread.

Akron is the champion out of the Mid-American Conference. The Zips won the regular season title with a 26-6 overall record and 14-2 MAC record. It also won the tournament championship last weekend. Akron sits 47th in the RPI, having gone 1-2 against RPI Top 50 teams this season. The Zips were 4-1 in neutral-site games this season and are 14-12-1 against the spread.

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2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Akron vs. VCU

719 Akron +7 Over 135.5

720 VCU -7 Under 135.5

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