Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Zips and Golden Panthers. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Golden Panthers at John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands. Get ready to place your bets! The Zips are the favorites in this non-conference matchup against the Golden Panthers. The over/under for the game is set at 145 points.
AKRON ZIPS VS FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: FIU Golden Panthers +8
This game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Golden Panthers.
- Not only will FIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Win at George Town Possible for the Zips?
Akron comes into this game with a perfect 2-0 record after two games. In their last three road games, including those from last year, Akron has a 1-2 record. Akron’s ATS performance shows a 2-0 record going into today’s game. Over their last three games, the Zips have gone 2-0 vs. the spread with a +20 scoring margin on average.
Through two games, Akron has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 141 points per game so far. Looking at the Zips’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 89 points per game.
The Akron offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Southern Miss. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.3% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Zips was Nate Johnson with 17 points, while Enrique Freeman also chipped in with 13 points.
At this time, the Zips’ defense is positioned 34th in the country, permitting 61.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Akron’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.
Can FIU Grab a Win at Home?
FIU has a 1-3 record after defeating Houston Christian 83-74 in their previous game. In their last three home games, including last year, FIU is 1-2. As FIU enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-4. When playing away, the Golden Panthers are 0-2 vs. the spread, while at home, they are also 0-2 ATS.
Up to this point, games involving FIU have had an average of 154.2 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 151.8 points. Their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 74 points per game.
FIU is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 83 points vs. Houston Christian. This figure is more than their season average of 72.5 points per game. Offensively, the Golden Panthers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 311st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 294th in terms of percentage and 94th in three-pointers made.
The Golden Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 166th nationally, allowing an average of 81.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Akron. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.9%.