Tuesday, February 16, 2016
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Akron as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 14-11 and a road record of 4-7. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Zips have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 11-7 against the spread.
Lamonte Bearden comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Blake Hamilton averages 11.7 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 12.8 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Antino Jackson averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Buffalo averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 283rd in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 69th and 204th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 256th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 159th and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 202nd place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in the Division 1.
Akron averages 76.6 points per game this year which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 185th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 131st and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 36th with 11.1 per game. The Zips allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 239th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 110th place in the nation. The Zips force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 291st in college basketball.
The Bulls average 71.9 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 -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.1 and they assist on 50.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Buffalo turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Bulls give up 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Zips score 79.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 84.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.5 points per game. The Zips have a rating on offense of 111.6 and 58.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Akron turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Zips give up 67 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-8 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-12 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 11-7 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 11-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
02/11/16 G Lamonte Bearden Suspension out indefinitely
Akron Zips Injuries
02/15/16 G Aaron Jackson Shoulder probable Tuesday vs. Buffalo
02/15/16 C Isaiah Johnson Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Buffalo
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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