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The Akron Zips haven’t been quite as consistent as this veteran group was hoping coming into the year, but this group now rides a 6 game winning streak after opening the year with an upset loss against Youngstown State. Air Force hasn’t been going against the most challenging slate and this’ll be a great measuring stick game for this group going against some more elite competition. Akron’s best wins come against squads like American, Mercer, and Georgia Southern. The Zips are the favorites to win the MAC and this group has been led by Isaiah Johnson who’s averaging 15.7 points per game.
The Creighton Bluejays are one of the more dangerous offensive teams in the nation as this group ranks 6th in the nation in scoring average compared to 235th in total defense. Creighton has been building their success on the offensive end so far this season standing 7-0 overall with resume building wins coming against Wisconsin, NC State, and Ole Miss. In their last outing Creighton got past another MAC team Buffalo by a final of 93-72 and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar result today, even against a better MAC team. Creighton has been led by K-State transfer Marcus Foster who’s averaging 18.3 points per game.
Creighton has one of the better home court advantages in the nation and that should play a role in today’s matchup. Akron’s one defeat did come in a true road setting and the Zips are liable to give up a lot of points when going against teams that like to push the pace of play. We like Creighton to come through as they go on to win and cover this large spread.
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