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    The MAC conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 3 seed Akron Zips (21-10, 13-5 MAC) face off against the No. 6 seed Buffalo Bulls (15-16, 9-9 MAC) at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, beginning at 6:30 PM on ESPN+. Akron is a 7-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Zips vs. Bulls?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Arena: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

    Betting Lines for Zips vs. Bulls

    Akron vs Buffalo Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Akron -7 147

    Akron Betting Stats & Information

    • Akron is 17-2 in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 89.5%).
    • The Zips have played 12 times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -316 or shorter, and won in each game.
    • The Zips have gone 11-17-1 ATS this season.
    • The Bulls are 4-4 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this year.
    • Akron’s average point total in matchups this year is 140.1, 6.9 points below the over/under in this game.

    Buffalo Betting Stats & Info

    • Buffalo has entered the game as underdogs 18 times this season and won five, or 27.8%, of those games.
    • The Bulls have been at least a +253 moneyline underdog eight times this season, but was upset in each of those games.
    • The Bulls are 15-14-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 7 points or more, the Bulls have a 4-4 record against the spread.
    • The average total in Buffalo’s games this season is 7.5 more points than the point total of 147 in this outing.

    Akron vs. Buffalo Season Stat Comparison

    Akron Rank Akron AVG Buffalo AVG Buffalo Rank
    127th 73.8 Points Scored 77.5 50th
    66th 66.2 Points Allowed 76.9 342nd
    150th 32.2 Rebounds 34.9 33rd
    166th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 9.8 69th
    34th 9 3pt Made 7 223rd
    154th 13.4 Assists 15 51st
    50th 10.6 Turnovers 13.9 332nd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Akron Zips Leaders

    • Xavier Castaneda leads the Zips in points and assists per game, scoring 21.4 points and distributing 2.9 assists.
    • Akron’s best rebounder is Enrique Freeman, who averages 11.1 boards per game in addition to his 16.5 PPG average.
    • Castaneda leads the Zips in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 3.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Buffalo Bulls Leaders

    • Curtis Jones sits at the top of the Bulls scoring leaderboard with 15.1 points per game. He also grabs 4.9 rebounds and averages 3.1 assists per game.
    • Buffalo’s leader in rebounds is LaQuill Hardnett with 7.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Armoni Foster with four per game.
    • Jones hits 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulls.
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