Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Zips versus the Bonnies? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 138 points, with the Bonnies being the favored team playing at home against the Zips.

AKRON ZIPS VS ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -1.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 4:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Bonnies.
  • Not only will St. Bonaventure pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Zips Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Akron, who currently has a record of 8-3, won their most recent game against Gardner-Webb by a score of 94-90. So far this season, all of the Zips’ games have been played on the road. As of now, Akron holds a 4-5 record against the spread for the season, including today’s game. When playing away, Akron is 2-3 vs. the spread this season and 3-6-1 in their previous ten road games.

Akron comes in with an over/under record of 5-4-0 through 11 games, with their games averaging a combined 143.7 points per game so far. The Zips have an over/under record of 2-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 156 points per game.

Akron’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Gardner-Webb, finishing the game with a total of 94 points. Their season average is now 78.3 points per game. Offensively, the Zips hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 114th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 135th in terms of percentage and 38th in three-pointers made.

So far this season, the Akron defense has been performing well, ranking 72nd in the country at 66.8 points allowed per contest. Akron’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Gardner-Webb offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 90 points.

Can the Bonnies Please their Home Crowd?

After playing 11 games, St. Bonaventure has a record of 8-3. The Bonnies are 2-0 on the road and 6-3 overall. St. Bonaventure’s ATS record heading into today’s game is 6-5. In their last five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

So far, St. Bonaventure’s games have averaged 140 points per game with the average over/under line being 138 points. The Bonnies’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 138 points per game.

In their latest game, St. Bonaventure offense put up 90 points against Binghamton. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 55.2% and made 10 threes. The team’s top scorer is Mika Adams-Woods, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.2, while Chad Venning also carries a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

Currently, the Bonnies’ defense holds the 41st rank in the nation, allowing 64.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.3 threes per game vs. Akron. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.5%.