Akron vs Bowling Green: MAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 6 seed Bowling Green Falcons (14-10) are  underdogs in their MAC Tournament quarterfinals matchup against the No. 3 seed Akron Zips (14-7) on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, tipping off at 6:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Akron Betting Information

  • The Zips have compiled a 12-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Zips are 7-4 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 1-point favorite.
  • Akron and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 19 games this season (52.6%).
  • In their last game, the Zips got a team-high 27 points from Loren Cristian Jackson in an 80-78 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday. They covered the spread as 6.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 158 points to go under the 159.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Akron Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Loren Cristian Jackson 21 21.6 3.0 6.3 1.1 0.0 2.5
Bryan Trimble Jr. 21 12.2 2.0 0.4 0.9 0.2 3.3
Enrique Freeman 21 8.0 8.9 0.2 0.6 1.9 0.0
Ali Ali 21 7.2 3.3 1.4 0.3 0.2 1.1
Camron Reece 21 6.4 4.7 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.0

Bowling Green Betting Information

  • The Falcons hold a losing record ATS this season, covering 10 times and failing to cover 12 times.
  • As at least a 1-point underdog, the Falcons often have trouble covering with only a 6-9 record against the spread.
  • Eight of the Falcons 22 games (36.4%) this season have failed to hit the over on the point total.
  • The Falcons fell to Miami (OH) 84-79 and didn’t cover the spread as 5.5-point favorites, while going over the 147.5 point total on Tuesday in their most recent outing. Trey Diggs racked up a team-high 19 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Bowling Green Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Justin Turner 24 19.1 4.4 4.4 1.5 0.3 1.3
Daeqwon Plowden 24 13.2 8.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.3
Trey Diggs 24 11.5 4.3 0.9 1.1 0.1 2.3
Kaden Metheny 24 10.5 2.9 2.0 1.1 0.0 2.0
Caleb Fields 23 7.3 3.8 2.3 0.9 0.2 1.0

Total Facts

  • Akron and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 153 total in 11 out of 21 games (52.4%) this season.
  • In 54.2% of Bowling Green’s games this season (13 of 24), the total points scored was greater than Thursday’s 153-point over/under.
  • The point total for the game of 153 is 4.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Zips (78.6 points per game) and the Falcons (79 points per game).
  • The 147.5 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 5.5 fewer than the 153 over/under in this contest.
  • This season the average total for Zips games is 150.6 points, 2.4 fewer than the over/under of 153 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 1.5 points separates the average total points bet in Falcons games (154.5 points) and this matchup’s over/under (153 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/26/2021 Akron Akron -4 155 -185 +150 Regular Season 83-71 BGSU
1/19/2021 Bowling Green Bowling Green -5.5 153.5 -239 +191 Regular Season 69-57 AKRON
2/25/2020 Akron Bowling Green -1 150 -116 -106 Regular Season 78-60 BGSU
2/11/2020 Akron Akron -7 149 -318 +246 Regular Season 74-59 AKRON
3/5/2019 N/A Akron N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 91-67 AKRON
2/19/2019 N/A Bowling Green N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-69 BGSU

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