Akron vs. Gonzaga – March Madness Odds

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness odds favor Gonzaga in their NCAA Tournament matchup on Thursday against Akron.

March Madness betting statistics tell us that Akron comes into the game at 23-12 straight up and 16-13-1 against the spread while Gonzaga is 26-5 and 15-13 against the number.

March Madness odds on the Zags should be popular since this is the 10th straight season Gonzaga has made the NCAA Tournament. The key for the Zags in March Madness odds will be the play of guard Jeremy Pargo who finally started to play well to end the season. The Zags will cover March Madness odds because of their defense. They were second in the nation in field goal percentage defense. Gonzaga is deep and talented as Matt Bouldin and Josh Heytvelt can easily take over games. Gonzaga is not big or strong so they can be muscled around sometimes but it is unlikely that happens in this March Madness betting matchup against Akron.

Akron won the MAC Tournament as the #5 seed and really had a magical run. It probably ends here against the Zags in March Madness odds. Akron plays good defense but Gonzaga plays better defense. Akron has forward Nate Linhart, who was the MVP of the MAC Tournament and the MAC Defensive Player of the Year. The Zips are balanced but it is going to be hard to score against Gonzaga which means it is going to be hard for Akron to cover the March Madness odds.

March Madness betting numbers tell us that the Zips are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games.

The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games as March Madness odds numbers indicate. The Bulldogs are 1-4 against the March Madness odds in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games as March Madness odds stats have it.

March Madness odds on the total tell us that the Over is 6-2 in the Zips last 8 neutral site games. The under is 8-3 in the Zips last 11 non-conference games as March Madness betting statistics show. The over is 4-1 in the Bulldogs last 5 March Madness odds games as a favorite. The over is 6-2 in the Bulldogs last 8 overall.

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