Buffalo vs Akron: MAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 12, 2021

The No. 2 seed Buffalo Bulls (15-7) are favored by  in their MAC Tournament semifinal matchup against the No. 3 seed Akron Zips (15-7) on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, starting at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sports. The winner will move one step closer to earning an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 12, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Buffalo Betting Information

  • Buffalo has put together a 14-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bulls have a winning record against the spread when favored by 4 points or more, going 10-3 this season.
  • The Bulls and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 10 of 21 games this season (47.6%).
  • The Bulls defeated Miami (OH) 74-63 in their last contest on Thursday. Josh Mballa racked up a team-high 23 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 8.5-point favorites, and the teams combined to go under the 151 point total.

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

Buffalo Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jeenathan Williams 22 17.3 7.0 2.4 1.0 0.5 1.3
Josh Mballa 19 15.4 10.4 2.1 1.7 0.5 0.3
Jayvon Graves 22 14.5 5.9 4.0 1.5 0.8 1.5
Ronaldo Segu 22 13.0 3.2 4.5 0.9 0.1 1.8
Keishawn Brewton 11 6.5 1.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.5

Akron Betting Information

  • Akron has regularly covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 13-7.
  • As at least a 4-point underdog, the Zips frequently meet expectations with a 6-4 record against the spread.
  • In 20 games this season, Akron has hit the over in exactly half of their games.
  • In the Zips most recent game on Thursday, Loren Cristian Jackson scored a team-high 31 points on the way to a 74-67 victory against Bowling Green. They were favored by 1.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 141 points to fall short of the 156 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 22 22.0 3.0 6.2 1.0 0.0 2.5
Bryan Trimble Jr. 22 12.2 2.1 0.4 0.8 0.2 3.3
Enrique Freeman 22 7.7 8.9 0.3 0.5 1.8 0.0
Ali Ali 22 7.3 3.4 1.4 0.3 0.2 1.0
Camron Reece 22 6.5 4.7 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.0

Total Facts

  • Buffalo and its opponents have gone over Friday’s 152.5 total in nine out of 22 games (40.9%) this year.
  • In Akron’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in 11 out of 22 matchups (50%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 160.7 points per game, 8.2 points more than the over/under of 152.5 for this contest.
  • This matchup’s point total is 8.4 more points than the 144.1 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Bulls games is 154.6 points, 2.1 more than the over/under of 152.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 2.4 points more than the average over/under in Zips games this season (150.1 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/2/2021 Buffalo Buffalo -6.5 159.5 -281 +225 Regular Season 80-78 BUFF
2/29/2020 Buffalo Buffalo -1 154.5 -116 -107 Regular Season 86-73 AKRON
1/28/2020 Akron Akron -7.5 158.5 -354 +271 Regular Season 77-74 BUFF
2/26/2019 N/A Buffalo N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-64 BUFF
2/12/2019 N/A Akron N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-70 BUFF

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