Akron @ Ohio
Current Records: Akron 17-7; Ohio 13-11
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the Akron Zips will be on the road. Akron and the Ohio Bobcats will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Convocation Center. Ohio will be strutting in after a win while the Zips will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Akron entered their matchup against the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. Akron came up short against Toledo, falling 84-74.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, but they still walked away with an 82-76 victory.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Akron is expected to win a tight contest. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Akron's opponents whenever they hit the road.
The Zips didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with Ohio in the teams' previous meeting in January, but they still walked away with an 83-77 win. The rematch might be a little tougher for Akron since the team won't have home-court advantage. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Convocation Center -- Athens, Ohio
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Zips are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Akron have won ten out of their last 15 games against Ohio.
- Jan 28, 2023 - Akron 83 vs. Ohio 77
- Feb 25, 2022 - Akron 91 vs. Ohio 83
- Jan 04, 2022 - Ohio 69 vs. Akron 63
- Feb 23, 2021 - Ohio 90 vs. Akron 73
- Dec 22, 2020 - Akron 90 vs. Ohio 70
- Mar 03, 2020 - Akron 74 vs. Ohio 67
- Jan 25, 2020 - Akron 88 vs. Ohio 86
- Mar 02, 2019 - Ohio 73 vs. Akron 49
- Feb 02, 2019 - Akron 65 vs. Ohio 53
- Feb 06, 2018 - Ohio 99 vs. Akron 75
- Jan 23, 2018 - Akron 71 vs. Ohio 68
- Feb 04, 2017 - Ohio 85 vs. Akron 70
- Jan 17, 2017 - Akron 83 vs. Ohio 68
- Mar 01, 2016 - Akron 91 vs. Ohio 76
- Feb 02, 2016 - Akron 80 vs. Ohio 68