THE Zips are off to a perfect start at home this season and we’re very confident they continue in that manner.
Their 2-1 record might not install confidence in backing this team, but Akron are not only a perfect 2-0 at home but they’ve also covered a similar line in both those wins.
Meanwhile, Chattoonga hasn’t enjoyed its time on the road to start the season going 0-2 at Wyoming and UAB respectively.
In their two home games this season, Akron has averaged 71.5 points per game and are now coming up against a team that allows 81.5 points per game on the road.
Chattoonga’s road woes don’t end there either – they’ve scored an average of just 56 points per game and are being held to just 37.7% shooting from the field.
The advantage doesn’t end there for the home side either, who are far more dominant on the boards then their opponents.
Bench production is Chattoonga’s only real advantage in this one but they too have struggled on the road this year. Those struggles aren’t anything new for this team either, with the Mocs going 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
In fact, they’ve covered the line just five times in their last 21 games overall.
We’ve got a good lean on the home team to continue their strong home stand in this one, and don’t see how the Mocs can keep this one close given their inability to score with any consistency.
Tip: Akron Zips -6.5 @ $1.86 (1.5 units)