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Buffalo vs. Akron – MAC Tournament – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 5 seed Buffalo Bulls (19-10, 13-6 MAC) are 2-point favorites in the MAC Tournament over the No. 4 seed Akron Zips (21-9, 14-6 MAC) on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The matchup tips off at 1:30 PM, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Buffalo vs. Akron Predictions

Buffalo vs. Akron Betting Odds

Buffalo vs Akron Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Buffalo -2 142.5 points

Buffalo vs. Akron Last 10 Games

  • Buffalo covered the spread three times in its last 10 contests while putting up a 8-2 record straight-up in those games.
  • Buffalo’s last 10 outings saw five go over the total.
  • The Bulls’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 153.3 points scored. That’s 10.8 more points than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Bulls’ per-game scoring average across their last 10 games is 3.7 points higher than their season-long average.
  • Akron covered the spread five times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 7-3 record straight-up in those games.
  • The final scores of the last 10 Akron games have exceeded the set total four times.
  • The last 10 Zips games averaged 133.8 total points, 8.7 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • During their past 10 games, the Zips have a 70.1 points-per-game average, one point below their season-long scoring average.

Buffalo vs. Akron Betting Trends

  • Buffalo has covered the spread 12 times in 26 games with a set spread.
  • The Bulls have an ATS record of 8-10 when playing as at least 2-point favorites.
  • Games involving Buffalo have hit the over 13 times out of 27 chances this season.
  • The 80.3 points per game the Bulls put up are 17.4 more points than the Zips allow (62.9).
  • When Buffalo scores more than 62.9 points, it is 12-13 against the spread and 19-9 overall.
  • Akron has covered the spread 14 times in 28 games with a set spread.
  • In games they have played as 2-point underdogs or more, the Zips have an ATS record of 4-1.
  • This season, 13 of Akron’s games have gone over the point total out of 29 chances.
  • The Zips put up only 1.2 fewer points per game (71.1) than the Bulls give up to opponents (72.3).
  • Akron is 8-3 against the spread and 12-1 overall when it scores more than 72.3 points.

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Buffalo vs. Akron Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Buffalo and its opponents have combined to outscore Thursday’s over/under of 142.5 points 17 times.
  • In Akron’s 29 games this season, eight have finished with more combined scoring than Thursday’s point total of 142.5.
  • The point total for the game of 142.5 is 8.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bulls (80.3 points per game) and the Zips (71.1 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 135.2 points per game, 7.3 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Bulls have seen a 152.1 over/under in their games this season, 9.6 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 6.3 points more than the average over/under in Zips’ games this season (136.2 points).

Buffalo Team Leaders

  • Jeenathan Williams: 19.2 PTS, 1.4 STL, 49.2 FG%, 45 3PT% (58-for-129)
  • Ronaldo Segu: 15.2 PTS, 5.2 AST, 43.9 FG%, 38.2 3PT% (47-for-123)
  • Josh Mballa: 13.3 PTS, 8.8 REB, 1.2 STL, 49.8 FG%, 26.5 3PT% (9-for-34)
  • David Skogman: 8 PTS, 58.4 FG%, 37.1 3PT% (23-for-62)
  • Maceo Jack: 9.4 PTS, 42.6 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (42-for-132)

Akron Team Leaders

  • Enrique Freeman: 13 PTS, 11 REB, 1.2 BLK, 64.5 FG%
  • Xavier Castaneda: 12.9 PTS, 40.4 FG%, 37.6 3PT% (65-for-173)
  • Ali Ali: 14.1 PTS, 46.5 FG%, 38.5 3PT% (40-for-104)
  • Greg Tribble: 7.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 46.7 FG%, 22.7 3PT% (5-for-22)
  • Mikal Dawson: 5.8 PTS, 37.5 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (42-for-123)

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