Buffalo (@1.07) vs Akron (@8.0)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Buffalo will win

Buffalo – Akron Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 15:30

Loren Jackson averages 13.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. Daniel Utomi comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%.

As a team they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 9th in Division 1. The Zips are 234th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 234th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 262nd. Akron is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.

Javon McRae holds the schools all-time record at 2,004 points. Massinburg just moved into second place on Buffalos all-time scoring list when his 15 points against Bowling Green gave him 1,910 in his career.

Buffalo is on a nine game winning streak, having suffered its last loss (92-88) way back on February 1 against Bowling Green, although they took revenge against the same opponent to close out the regular season with an 84-73 win last Friday. With that one in the books, Buffalo finishes the regular season 5th in scoring offense in NCAA Division 1 with an 85 PPG average. They are also rank 6th in rebounds with an average of 40.6 boards per game.

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I think Buffalo will come ready to play coming out of the bye week, and they will win big. The Akron Zips have been one of the worst teams in college football this season as they rank 129th in points scored and 118th in points allowed which is a problem on the road. The Akron Zips dont have much hope on the offensive side of the ball, especially on the ground as they are only averaging 58.3 rushing yards per game which will allow Buffalo to key in on Kato Nelson and the aerial attack. The Buffalo Bulls have one of the best 1-2 punches in the backfield with Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks as the duo has combined for 1130 yards and 6 TDs this season.

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C.J. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. Massinburg averages 18.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Nick Perkins averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest.

RB Kevin Marks received a heavy workload on the ground for Buffalo as he compiled 112 yards on 22 carries. The Buffalo Bulls are set to visit InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio for a MAC clash against the Akron Zips. The Buffalo Bulls come into this matchup with a 2-4 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Ohio Bobcats, 21-20 in OT. QB Kyle Vantrease had an efficient game through the air for the Bulls as he connected on 16 of his 23 pass attempts for 197 yards and 2 TDs.

Sophomore LB Bubba Arslanian led the way for the Akron defense with 15 tackles and a pass deflection. The Akron Zips struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Kent State Golden Flashes as they allowed them to score 26 points and rack up a total of 382 yards of offense. Junior LB Michael Scott was able to get into the Kent State backfield a handful of times as he contributed 2 TFL and a forced fumble.

Over/Under: 145

This is an extremely well deserved honor for CJ, said Oats. He has been our most consistent player on a Top 25 teams all year. He does everything at a really high level, whether it is score the ball, rebound the ball, or defend.

The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145 points. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game. According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Buffalo is favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against Akron. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Buffalo on the road.

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The last time they met in the MAC Tournament was back in 2016, when the Zips fell to the Bulls6461. Lets find out. In the regular season this year, Buffalo won both games, one of February 12 (76-70) and again on February 26 (77-64). Does Akron have what it takes to upset the odds in favor of Buffalo this week? The Mid-American Conference meeting between the Akron Zips and AP Top 25 ranked (No. All time, the Bulls lead the Zips 11-7 in straight up wins, but its typically a close affair, with just a 2.1-point differential. 18) Buffalo Bulls is on this early Thursday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena.