Saturday, December 3, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Akron Zips travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Zips come into this game with an overall record of 6-1 and a road record of 0-1. They are 1-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2. The Bluejays have an overall record of 7-0 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 4-2 and they are 5-1 against the spread.
Isaiah Johnson comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Zips. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 68% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Antino Jackson averages 10.4 points per game in 22.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Akron. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marcus Foster averages 18.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Khyri Thomas averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Akron averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 134th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 204th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 12 per game. The Zips allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 168th and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in Division 1.
Creighton averages 92 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 47% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 18 assists per contest which ranks them 190th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 49th with 11.6 per game. The Bluejays allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 165th and 167th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the nation. The Bluejays force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
The Zips average 77 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.3 per contest. The Zips have an offensive rating of 119.6 and they assist on 51.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 51% of their shots. Akron turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Zips give up 76 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 85.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 87 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 20 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 122.7 and 52.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 62%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 64% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.4%. The Bluejays give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 1-3 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 2-2 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-2 against the over/under
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton -12.5
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