Zips vs. Bulls Prediction
The 21st-ranked Buffalo Bulls are on a five-game win streak and have won their last two at home by at least 23 points. Will Buffalo continue its dominant play tonight at home versus the Akron Zips?
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Alumni Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 13-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146 points. As of Tuesday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Zips snap three-game skid
Akron ended its losing streak Saturday with a 70-58 home victory over Miami to improve to 15-12 overall and 7-7 in the Mid-American Conference. The Zips established a 37-27 halftime lead on their way to the win. Akron shot 24-of-51 from the floor, 11-of-25 on 3-point tries plus 11-of-18 at the charity stripe. Tyler Cheese paced the Zips with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 3-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also contributed five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Daniel Utomi tallied 19 points and five boards. Loren Cristian Jackson added 11 points plus four assists and three caroms.
Bulls race past Golden Flashes
Buffalo earned an 80-57 home win Saturday over Kent State to move to 24-3 overall and 12-2 in the conference. The Bulls outscored the Golden Flashes 45-30 in the second half after leading by eight at halftime. Nick Perkins led Buffalo with 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting off the bench including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also registered six rebounds and three steals. C.J. Massinburg accounted for 18 points, five boards, five steals and two assists. Jeremy Harris added 12 points, three caroms and two dimes. Buffalo shot 31-of-71 from the field, 4-of-26 from 3-point range plus 14-of-22 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Zips are 6-17 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games. Akron is 5-0 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Bulls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. Buffalo is 21-10-1 ATS in its last 32 games overall.
The Bulls won by a count of 76-70 at the Zips back on February 12 and have been awesome at home over the last week. This is an uphill battle for an Akron team that was playing poorly before taking down the RedHawks. Akron can hang defensively, but its porous offensive production is bound to hurt against a Buffalo squad ranked in the top 30 nationally in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency. Go with the hosts to cover.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS -13