Looking to win big? The Falcons and Zips face off at 9:00 ET on CBSS. The Zips are hosting the game at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH. This Mid-American conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and the Zips are favored to win at home vs. the Falcons.

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS VS AKRON ZIPS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Bowling Green Falcons +9.5

This game will be played at James A. Rhodes Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE BOWLING GREEN FALCONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Zips.
  • Even though we have Akron winning straight-up, we like Bowling Green at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Bowling Green Pull Off A Win at James A. Rhodes Arena?

After defeating Hampton 75-65, Bowling Green now has a record of 10-3. In their last three road games, including those from last year, Bowling Green is 1-2. Bowling Green’s ATS record heading into today’s game stands at 5-5. Over their last five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Bowling Green’s games have averaged 138.9 points per game with the average over/under line being 146.8 points. Looking at the Falcons’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 153 points per game.

In their recent game, the Falcons’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.4 points per contest. Trey Thomas was the leading scorer for the Falcons, putting up 25 points. In addition, Rashaun Agee contributed 21 points.

At present, the Falcons’ defense is nationally ranked 78th, allowing 67.0 points per game. Against Hampton in their most recent game, the Bowling Green defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Hampton to hit 42% of their shots.

Is a Home Win Possible for Akron?

The Bowling Green Falcons have a 9-4 overall record and will face Bowling Green. Akron has a 9-1 record in their previous ten home games including last year. Akron has a winning record vs. the spread, sitting at 6-5. This includes a 4-3 mark on the road and a 2-2 mark at home.

In 13 games, Akron comes in with an over/under mark of 5-6-0, with their games averaging 140 points per game. The Zips have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

The Zips’ offense wrapped up their last game with 73 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.5 points per contest. Offensively, the Zips have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 109th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 124th in percentage and 53rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Zips’ defense holds the 46th rank in the nation, allowing 65.2 points per game. Akron’s three-point defense is currently 58th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Akron.