Ohio Bobcats at Akron Zips 2020-03-12 - Free NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Akron Zips (19-7) will play host to the Ohio Bobcats (12-14) here at James A. Rhodes Arena in this tilt on Thursday, March 12, 2020, to tussle with the Akron Zips (19-7) . The line on the Zips is -4.5 while the total shows at 141.5. For those looking to deliver a slam dunk with your college basketball picks today, you have come to the right place.

The Zips have been better at home, where they are 15-2 and average 76.5 points per game. Betting against the Vegas number, Akron is 3-8 here in Akron while the total has gone over 5 times compared to 6 times under the total.

The average points scored on the road for the visiting Bobcats is 64.1 and comes alongside a record of 17-9 against the spread as the visitor this season. The total has gone over the number 11 times while falling under the total on 16 occasions.

OHIO BOBCATS VS AKRON ZIPS EARLY PUBLIC CONSENSUS REVIEW

Here is a quick look at the early public action on the game, which reflects overnight betting, as reported by participating sportsbooks.

  • Betting Ohio against the spread(4.5): 51%
  • Betting Ohio to win straight up(): 48%
  • Betting Akron against the spread(-4.5): 49%
  • Betting Akron to win straight up(): 52%
  • Betting Over the Total(141.5): 50%
  • Betting Under the Total(141.5): 50%

These reports are particularly of interest to "steam" bettors and "consensus" junkies. We like to look at these numbers in contrast to the value that we see in the line. If public trends are eating at our perceived value, we prefer to get in on the games early and capture a good number, but if the trend is on the wrong side, we may prefer to wait and make our bets closer to game time to milk another half point or more out of the number.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK FROM CAMPUS SPORTS

We selected this game as a free opinion today because we do not have a premium selection on it but we have done really well betting on or against Zips games (26-11/70.30%) and we feel we have our finger on the pulse of this matchup.

This opinion all comes down to "value" or "false value" and we make that determination by looking at the point spread as it is (Akron -4.5) compared to where we feel it should be (Akron -9). From there we decide if there is any value or false value in the number by examining the public perception on the game, the early public betting trends and the situational trends in this particular matchup.

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GAME NOTES: POWER RATINGS: AKRON 80.5, OHIO 71.5

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