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

Written By Staff on March 11, 2021 - Last Updated on June 4, 2021

The No. 3 seed Akron Zips (14-7) are 1-point favorites in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals against the No. 6 seed Bowling Green Falcons (14-10) on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The game begins at 6:30 PM ET and airs on ESPN+, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Akron -1 -109 -112 153 -110 -110

Keys to the Game for Akron

  • The Zips have beat the spread more often than not this year, going 12-7 against the spread.
  • The Zips record against the spread as at least a 1-point favorite is above .500 at 7-4.
  • The Zips have hit the over the majority of the time, in 10 of 19 games (52.6%).

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

Akron Leaders

  • The Zips leader in points and assists is Loren Cristian Jackson, who puts up 21.6 points per game along with 6.3 assists.
  • Enrique Freeman is the Zips best rebounder, hauling in an average of 8.9 boards in each contest while scoring 8.0 points per game.
  • Bryan Trimble Jr. leads his teammates on the Zips with 3.3 made threes per outing.
  • Jackson is Akron’s leader in steals, averaging 1.1 steals per game, while Freeman leads them in blocks with 1.9 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Bowling Green

  • The Falcons have a losing record against the spread, going 10-12 ATS (covering only 45.5% of the time).
  • When they are at least 1-point underdogs, the Falcons have a record ATS of 6-9.
  • The Falcons and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 13 of 22 (59.1%).

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

Bowling Green Leaders

  • Justin Turner takes the top spot on the Falcons scoring and assist lists, putting up 19.1 points and 4.4 assists per game.
  • Daeqwon Plowden takes the top spot on the Falcons rebounding leaderboard, averaging 8.1 boards per game while adding 13.2 points per game.
  • Trey Diggs leads the Falcons in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.3 made threes per game.
  • The Falcons leaders in steals and blocks are Turner (1.5 steals per game) and Plowden (0.9 blocks per game).

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Zips (-1)

Pick OU:
Under (153)

Prediction: Akron 77, Bowling Green 75

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.

Head to Head

Akron and Bowling Green have a tied 3-3 record in their last six head-to-head matchups. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head meetings. The Zips and the Falcons have a 2-2 ATS record.

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