Against the Spread Pick
Buffalo is in the middle of the MAC but they can do some climbing if they can beat Akron at the top. They have been a good road team this season, going 3-2 SU and ATS. The Bulls are one of the top-scoring teams in the country, averaging 80ppg. They do so with balance too, 5 players average at least 10ppg. They are the most successful team in the MAC of late and maybe some of that confidence helps them here. Akron has just one loss in MAC play this season, but it came at home against Toledo. Like Buffalo, they have good scoring depth with four players averaging 11ppg or more. They do play good defense and that will be the key in this spot. In that loss to Toledo they gave up 99 points, a season-high. The Rockets killed them from deep so three-point defense is going to be key. The Bulls should give them a game. Take the points with Buffalo.
Over Under Pick
Buffalo’s scoring drops a little on the road but they have gone over in three of five. Akron is outscoring by an average of 17ppg at home but their total numbers are even so that dominance is just playing to form really. Look for the Bulls to match the pace of the Zips in this one and some late foul shooting will help crank up that total. The over is the best bet here.