Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Buffalo looks much better today on their home court. They have jumped out to a quick 32-26 lead against Akron.

Buffalo came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Akron Zips @ Buffalo Bulls

Current Records: Akron 18-6, Buffalo 3-21

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Buffalo will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Akron Zips will face off in a Mid American battle at 2:00 p.m. ET at Alumni Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

It's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 21.5% worse than the opposition, a fact Buffalo found out the hard way on Tuesday. They fell to the Huskies 72-68.

Meanwhile, after a string of three wins, Akron's good fortune finally ran out on Saturday. They fell 73-59 to the Dukes.

The Bulls have traveled a rocky road recently having lost ten of their last 11 matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 3-21 record this season. As for the Zips, their loss dropped their record down to 18-6.

Buffalo lost to the Zips at home by a decisive 76-59 margin in their previous meeting back in January. Will Buffalo have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Akron is a big 13.5-point favorite against Buffalo, 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 14-point favorite.

The over/under is 140.5 points.

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Series History

Akron has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Buffalo.

  • Jan 12, 2024 - Akron 76 vs. Buffalo 59
  • Mar 09, 2023 - Akron 101 vs. Buffalo 77
  • Feb 18, 2023 - Akron 86 vs. Buffalo 66
  • 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