Buffalo Bulls vs. Akron Zips MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed Buffalo Bulls (15-7) are favored by 3 points in their MAC Tournament semifinal matchup against the No. 3 seed Akron Zips (15-7) on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, starting at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sports. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Buffalo vs Akron Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Buffalo -3 -110 -110 153.5 -110 -110 -160 135

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Point Total Insights

  • In Buffalo games this season, the total went over Friday’s over/under nine times (40.9%).
  • In 50% of Akron games this season (11/22), the total points scored was greater than Friday’s over/under of 153.5.
  • Friday’s total is 7.2 points lower than the two team’s combined 160.7 points per game average.
  • The Bulls average 82.3 points per game, 10.5 more points than the 71.8 the Zips give up.
  • The Zips’ 78.4 points per game are 6.1 more points than the 72.3 the Bulls allow.
  • Head to Head

    Buffalo vs Akron (Last 5 Games)
    Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
    3/2/2021 Buffalo -6.5 159.5 -281 +225 Regular Season 80-78
    2/29/2020 Buffalo -1 154.5 -116 -107 Regular Season 86-73
    1/28/2020 Akron -7.5 158.5 -354 +271 Regular Season 77-74
    2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-64
    2/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-70

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    Buffalo Betting Data

  • The Bulls have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 13-3 record.
  • The Bulls have posted a winning record of 6-3 against the spread when the spread is -3 or higher.
  • The Bulls have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 15 times in 16 games this season.
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    Buffalo Leaders

    Bulls Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jayvon Graves 13 14.8 6.5 4.8 2.1 0.7 1.2
    Josh Mballa 10 14.6 8.3 1.6 2.1 0.4 0.2
    Maceo Jack 6 7.5 2.0 0.2 0.8 0.3 1.2
    David Nickelberry 13 6.6 3.3 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.6
    LaQuill Hardnett 13 6.1 4.5 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.2

    Akron Betting Data

  • The Zips have an even record against the spread, going 9-9 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 3-point underdogs, the Zips have a record ATS of 4-5.
  • Akron has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this year (0 out of 18 opportunities).
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    Akron Leaders

    Zips Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Loren Cristian Jackson 6 23.5 2.7 6.0 1.3 0.0 3.3
    Enrique Freeman 10 9.1 8.5 0.4 0.9 1.9 0.0
    Maishe Dailey 10 7.6 3.9 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.3
    Mikal Dawson 10 5.8 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.0 1.1
    Camron Reece 10 5.4 5.5 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.0
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