Oddsmakers are starting to realize how dominant Akron plays at home.
The Zips are a 15-point favorite over Buffalo for today's 2 p.m. game at Rhodes Arena. This is a pretty good spread.
On defense, the Zips will need to focus on two players: Yassin Idbihi and Eric Moore. Moore jacks up more 3-pointers than anyone in the conference. When he's on, Moore will put up huge numbers, like 35 against Bowling Green.
Idbihi is a great rebounder, who the Zips must body up after a Bulls bricked shot. Parnell Smith also has been great on the boards, despite a dropoff in scoring.
Overall, this should be a stressless victory as long as Akron plays hard, which has never been a problem during the Keith Dambrot era.
Prediction: Akron 81, Buffalo 68