Akron vs. Davidson Pick
Which team will avoid another loss in Hawaii when Davidson faces Akron today at 12:30PM ET in the Diamond Head Classic?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Davidson is favored today, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -9.5 points against Akron. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 147.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and will air live on ESPNU.
Akron is coming off losses to USC and Princeton in this event, dropping them to 6-4 on the season. The Zips are 5-4 against the spread, covering in three of their last four lined games. Akron is averaging 71.5 points per game on offense while giving up 72.4 on defense. Daniel Utomi is averaging 18.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to lead Akron while Malcolm Duviver is adding 12.5 points and 3.8 assists per game.
Davidson is coming off a 79-71 loss to Hawaii to lose its third straight. The Wildcats are just 4-6 on the season and 3-6 against the spread. They have failed to cover in their last four games. Davidson is putting up 78.1 points per game on offense while allowing 73.6 per game on defense. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 22.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jon Axel Gudmundsson is averaging 15.5 points and 5.4 assists per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for today’s game. However, Akron is 5-1 against the spread in its last 6 games following a loss. Davidson is 1-4 ATS in their last five following a loss. Akron is a mid-major program that has grown accustomed to winning over the years, so they won’t be intimidated by Davidson. I think Akron will be able to compete with the Wildcats and keep this game close. The public betting is backing Davidson, but I like Akron to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: AKRON +9.5