Buffalo @ Akron
Current Records: Buffalo 12-14; Akron 18-8
What to Know
The Buffalo Bulls have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Akron Zips and are hoping to record their first win since March 12 of 2021. Buffalo is staying on the road Saturday to face off against Akron at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 18 at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will be strutting in after a victory while the Bulls will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Buffalo found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 85-61 punch to the gut against the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Akron made easy work of the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday and carried off a 78-51 victory.
Buffalo have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.5-point spread they are up against. Now might not be the best time to take Buffalo against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past three consecutive games.
The Bulls are now 12-14 while the Zips sit at 18-8. Akron is 12-5 after wins this season, and Buffalo is 6-7 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: James A. Rhodes Arena -- Akron, Ohio
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $23.10
The Zips are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Zips as a 10-point favorite.
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Buffalo have won nine out of their last 17 games against Akron.
- Jan 31, 2023 - Akron 81 vs. Buffalo 64
- Mar 10, 2022 - Akron 70 vs. Buffalo 68
- Jan 01, 2022 - Akron 88 vs. Buffalo 76
- Mar 12, 2021 - Buffalo 81 vs. Akron 74
- Mar 02, 2021 - Buffalo 80 vs. Akron 78
- Feb 29, 2020 - Akron 86 vs. Buffalo 73
- Jan 28, 2020 - Buffalo 77 vs. Akron 74
- Mar 14, 2019 - Buffalo 82 vs. Akron 46
- Feb 26, 2019 - Buffalo 77 vs. Akron 64
- Feb 12, 2019 - Buffalo 76 vs. Akron 70
- Feb 27, 2018 - Buffalo 80 vs. Akron 68
- Jan 09, 2018 - Buffalo 87 vs. Akron 65
- Feb 24, 2017 - Akron 89 vs. Buffalo 83
- Jan 28, 2017 - Akron 91 vs. Buffalo 90
- Mar 12, 2016 - Buffalo 64 vs. Akron 61
- Feb 16, 2016 - Akron 80 vs. Buffalo 70
- Jan 05, 2016 - Akron 75 vs. Buffalo 71