Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Miami (Ohio) looks much better today on their home court. They have jumped out to a quick 41-32 lead against Akron.

Miami (Ohio) 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.

Who's Playing

Akron Zips @ Miami (Ohio) RedHawks

Current Records: Akron 15-4, Miami (Ohio) 9-10

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What to Know

Akron is 8-2 against Miami (Ohio) since February of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. Both teams will face off in a Mid American battle at 1:00 p.m. ET at John D. Millett Hall. Akron will be looking to extend their current seven-game winning streak.

Last Tuesday, the Zips were able to grind out a solid win over the Bobcats, taking the game 67-58.

Meanwhile, after soaring to 87 points the game before, Miami (Ohio) faltered in their match on Tuesday. They took a 71-55 bruising from the Chippewas. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Miami (Ohio) has scored all season.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the score, Miami (Ohio) struggled to work together and finished the game with only eight assists. That's the fewest assists they've managed all season.

The Zips pushed their record up to 15-4 with that victory, which was their 12th straight at home dating back to last season. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 82.7 points per game. As for the RedHawks, they now have a losing record at 9-10.

Saturday's game is shaping up to be a scrappy match: Akron have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36.2 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Miami (Ohio), though, as they've been averaging only 32.6 rebounds per game. Given Akron's sizeable advantage in that area, Miami (Ohio) will need to find a way to close that gap.

Looking ahead, Akron is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 7.5 points. For those looking to play the spread, keep Akron's opponent in mind: they have a solid 6-3 record against the spread vs Miami (Ohio) over their last nine matchups.


Akron is a big 7.5-point favorite against Miami (Ohio), 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 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 142.5 points.

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Series History

Akron has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Miami (Ohio).

  • Jan 24, 2023 - Akron 73 vs. Miami (Ohio) 68
  • Feb 06, 2022 - Akron 71 vs. Miami (Ohio) 59
  • Feb 04, 2022 - Akron 66 vs. Miami (Ohio) 55
  • Feb 12, 2021 - Akron 83 vs. Miami (Ohio) 76
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Akron 75 vs. Miami (Ohio) 65
  • Jan 21, 2020 - Akron 81 vs. Miami (Ohio) 60
  • Mar 11, 2019 - Akron 80 vs. Miami (Ohio) 51
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Akron 70 vs. Miami (Ohio) 58
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Miami (Ohio) 68 vs. Akron 61
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Miami (Ohio) 64 vs. Akron 62