Who's Playing

Akron @ Bowling Green

Current Records: Akron 10-5; Bowling Green 9-8

What to Know

The Bowling Green Falcons and the Akron Zips will face off in a Mid-American clash at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 20 at Stroh Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Falcons winning the first 83-71 and Akron taking the second 74-67.

Bowling Green beat the Northern Illinois Huskies 92-83 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Akron escaped with a win on Tuesday against the Western Michigan Broncos by the margin of a single free throw, 74-73.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Bowling Green is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Bowling Green, who are 7-8 against the spread.

Their wins bumped the Falcons to 9-8 and the Zips to 10-5. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Bowling Green and Akron clash.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Stroh Center -- Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.00

Odds

The Falcons are a slight 2-point favorite against the Zips, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Akron have won ten out of their last 14 games against Bowling Green.

  • Mar 11, 2021 - Akron 74 vs. Bowling Green 67
  • Feb 26, 2021 - Bowling Green 83 vs. Akron 71
  • Jan 19, 2021 - Akron 69 vs. Bowling Green 57
  • Feb 25, 2020 - Bowling Green 78 vs. Akron 60
  • Feb 11, 2020 - Akron 74 vs. Bowling Green 59
  • Mar 05, 2019 - Akron 91 vs. Bowling Green 67
  • Feb 19, 2019 - Bowling Green 73 vs. Akron 69
  • Feb 20, 2018 - Akron 81 vs. Bowling Green 79
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Akron 80 vs. Bowling Green 78
  • Feb 21, 2017 - Bowling Green 66 vs. Akron 65
  • Jan 03, 2017 - Akron 89 vs. Bowling Green 84
  • Mar 11, 2016 - Akron 80 vs. Bowling Green 66
  • Feb 26, 2016 - Akron 89 vs. Bowling Green 54
  • Feb 09, 2016 - Akron 83 vs. Bowling Green 68