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

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BetMGM Sep 28, 2021, 12:03 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Buffalo-3-110-110153.5-110-110-160135

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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)
    DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
    3/2/2021Buffalo-6.5159.5-281+225Regular Season80-78
    2/29/2020Buffalo-1154.5-116-107Regular Season86-73
    1/28/2020Akron-7.5158.5-354+271Regular Season77-74
    2/26/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season77-64
    2/12/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season76-70

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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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Jayvon Graves1314.86.54.82.10.71.2
    Josh Mballa1014.68.31.62.10.40.2
    Maceo Jack67.52.00.20.80.31.2
    David Nickelberry136.63.31.10.50.40.6
    LaQuill Hardnett136.14.51.10.80.50.2

    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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Loren Cristian Jackson623.52.76.01.30.03.3
    Enrique Freeman109.18.50.40.91.90.0
    Maishe Dailey107.63.91.30.50.11.3
    Mikal Dawson105.83.00.50.40.01.1
    Camron Reece105.45.50.70.20.60.0
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