Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons 2/26/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 26, 2021

The Bowling Green Falcons (13-9) visit the Akron Zips (14-5) as 4-point underdogs after Kaden Metheny scored 29 points in the Falcons 82-69 victory over Eastern Michigan. The matchup airs on CBS Sports at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, February 26, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 153 points.

Betting Information

Akron vs Bowling Green Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Akron -4 -113 -109 153 -109 -112 -186 151

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Total Facts

  • The Zips and their opponents have totaled at least 153 points — this matchup’s over/under — in nine of 19 games (47.4%) this season.
  • In 11 of 22 outings (50%) this season, Bowling Green has combined with its opponents to score at least 153 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 4.9 more points per game (157.9) than this game’s over/under of 153 points.
  • The Zips and the Falcons have seen their opponents average a combined seven fewer points per game than the point total of 153 set in this outing.
  • The average point total in Zips games this season is 3.2 less points than the total of 153 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Falcons this season is 1.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Akron Betting Information

  • The Zips have been strong against the spread this season, earning an 11-6 record.
  • The Zips fare well when favored by at least 4 points, posting a 6-4 record against the spread.
  • More often than not, Akron and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 10 of 17 chances this season.

Bowling Green Betting Information

  • Bowling Green has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 9-11 ATS.
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Falcons have not fared well, going 4-5 against the spread.
  • Bowling Green has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 60% of matchups this season (12 out of 20 chances).

Head to Head

Akron vs Bowling Green (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/19/2021 Bowling Green -5.5 153.5 -239 +191 Regular Season 69-57 AKRON
2/25/2020 Akron -1 150 -116 -106 Regular Season 78-60 BOWLGR
2/11/2020 Akron -7 149 -318 +246 Regular Season 74-59 AKRON
3/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 91-67 AKRON
2/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-69 BOWLGR

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Akron Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Zips is Loren Cristian Jackson, who scores 20.9 points and dishes out 6.5 assists per game.
  • Akron’s best rebounder is Enrique Freeman, who averages 8.7 boards per game in addition to his 7.8 PPG average.
  • The Zips get the most three-point shooting production out of Bryan Trimble Jr., who knocks down 3.6 threes per game.
  • Jackson is Akron’s leader in steals, averaging 1.0 steal per game, while Freeman leads them in blocks with 1.7 per contest.

Bowling Green Leaders

  • Justin Turner collects 19.2 points and adds 4.6 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Falcons’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Bowling Green’s Daeqwon Plowden stats (7.7 rebounds per game, 13.2 points per game, 1.3 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Trey Diggs contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Falcons. He makes 2.2 threes per game.
  • Turner (1.5 steals per game) and Plowden (0.9 blocks per game) pace the Falcons in steals and blocks, respectively.
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