MAC opponents square off when the Bowling Green Falcons (7-3) host the Akron Zips (3-3) at Stroh Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The Zips are 5.5-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 149.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 19, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Falcons (-5.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Falcons to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (7.7) is 2.2 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Over (149)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (152.0 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (149 points).

Prediction: Bowling Green 80, Akron 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Falcons this season is 81 points, four more points than their implied total of 77 points in Tuesday’s game.
  • Bowling Green will attempt to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (77) for the seventh time this season.
  • The Zips’ average implied point total on the season (74 points) is two points higher than their implied total in this matchup (72 points).
  • Akron is attempting to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (72) for the fourth time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Bowling Green and Akron Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Falcons 3-5 1-2 6-2
Zips 1-3 0-2 2-2

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

Last 5 Games

Bowling Green

Akron

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/15/2021 Buffalo Win 76-69 1/16/2021 Toledo Win 95-94
1/12/2021 Ball State Loss 88-64 1/12/2021 Northern Illinois Loss 67-65
1/9/2021 Central Michigan Win 93-65 1/9/2021 Eastern Michigan Loss 71-59
12/18/2020 Robert Morris Win 85-65 12/19/2020 Malone Win 93-83
12/13/2020 Wright State Loss 85-67 12/15/2020 Saint Bonaventure Loss 81-74

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