The Zips and Bluejays are set to face off at 1:30 ET on TNT. The Bluejays will host the game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 140 points, with Creighton being favored by -12.5 over Akron.

AKRON ZIPS VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Akron Zips +12.5

This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena at 1:30 ET on Thursday, March 21st.

WHY BET THE AKRON ZIPS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bluejays.
  • Even though we have Creighton winning straight-up, we like Akron at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Akron Win on the Road?

Today marks Akron’s 32nd game of the season and they currently have a 21-10 overall record. In road games, the Zips have a record of 8-8 while they have gone 15-2 at home. Akron enters this game with a solid ATS record of 17-16, sitting above .500. Looking at their last ten games, Akron has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

After 31 games, Akron has an over/under record of 12-21-0, with their games averaging a combined 138.8 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Zips’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 129 points per game.

The Akron offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. Kent State. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.6% while connecting on 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Enrique Freeman, who is averaging 18.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ali Ali also maintains a PPG average of 15.6 heading into game.

The Zips’ defense is presently ranked 27th nationally, allowing an average of 65.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Kent State, the Golden Flashes finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 61 points vs. Akron.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Bluejays?

In their most recent game, Creighton fell to Providence by a score of 78-73. So far this season, Creighton’s record is 23-8. When playing on the road, they have gone 9-5, while at home they are 14-4. As of now, Creighton has a winning ATS record at 17-15. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Creighton’s games have, on average, featured 150.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 16-16-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148.3 points so far. The Bluejays have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Creighton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Providence. Overall their field goal percentage was 37.9% while connecting on 6 threes. Offensively, the Bluejays hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 42nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 107th in terms of percentage and 6th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 106th in the country at 69.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Providence, the Friars finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 78 points vs. Creighton.