Buffalo Bulls vs. Akron Zips 3/2/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 2, 2021

A game after he put up 29 points in an 83-71 loss to Bowling Green, Loren Jackson leads the Akron Zips (14-6) on the road against the Buffalo Bulls (12-7) as 6-point underdogs. The matchup airs at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The over/under is 158.5 in the matchup.

Betting Information

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 -6 -110 -110 158.5 -108 -113 -266 211

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Buffalo (-6) Under (158.5) Buffalo 81 Akron 72

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Total Facts

  • The Bulls and their opponents have scored more than 158.5 points in 26.3% of their outings this season (five of 19 opportunities).
  • In seven of 20 opportunities (35%) this season, Akron and its opponents have combined to score more than 158.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 3.0 more points per game (161.5) than this game’s total of 158.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 144.1 points per game, 14.4 fewer than the over/under for this game.
  • The average total the Bulls have had set in games this year is 2.8 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Zips games this year is 8.5 less points than the point total of 158.5 for this outing.

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Buffalo Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Bulls have covered 12 times in 18 contests.
  • The Bulls fare well when favored by at least 6 points, posting a 6-1 record against the spread.
  • Buffalo has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 10 of 18 games for a 55.6% rate.

Akron Betting Information

  • The Zips have an 11-7 record against the spread, covering in 61.1% of their games.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Zips have fared well, going 4-2 against the spread.
  • Akron has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 55.6% of matchups this year (10 out of 18 opportunities).

Head to Head

Buffalo vs Akron (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 Buffalo -1 154.5 -116 -107 Regular Season 86-73 AKRON
1/28/2020 Akron -7.5 158.5 -354 +271 Regular Season 77-74 BUF
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-64 BUF
2/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-70 BUF

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Buffalo Leaders

  • Jeenathan Williams leads the Bulls in scoring, tallying 17.2 points per game to go with 7.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
  • Josh Mballa is Buffalo’s leading rebounder, grabbing 10.1 per game, while Ronaldo Segu is its best passer, averaging 4.4 assists in each contest.
  • Segu makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulls, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
  • Mballa and Brock Bertram lead Buffalo on the defensive end, with Mballa leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Bertram in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

Akron Leaders

  • Loren Cristian Jackson’s points (21.4 per game) and assists (6.4 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Zips’ leaderboards.
  • The Zips’ top rebounder is Enrique Freeman — he grabs 8.8 per game while averaging 7.9 points per game.
  • Bryan Trimble Jr. makes 3.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Zips.
  • Loren Cristian Jackson (1.0 steal per game) and Freeman (1.8 blocks per game) lead the Zips in steals and blocks, respectively.
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