Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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The Akron Zips travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Zips come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 2-2. They are 5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5. The Bulls have an overall record of 7-6 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 6-5 and they are 4-4 against the spread.
Noah Robotham comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Zips. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Pat Forsythe averages 11.8 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Akron. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Lamonte Bearden averages 13 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. C.J. Massinburg averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Akron averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 108th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 228th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 38th in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 46th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 11.8 per game. The Zips allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in the Division 1.
Buffalo averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 130th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 285th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 276th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 88th and 227th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 256th with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 77.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 214th and 214th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 262nd and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 217th place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 95th in college basketball.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 5-2 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 2-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-4 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-5 against the over/under
Akron Zips Injuries
01/04/16 G Jake Kretzer Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
01/04/16 C Pat Forsythe Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Akron
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