Friday, January 8, 2016
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Akron as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 6-8 and a road record of 0-4. They are 3-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Zips have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 3-5 and they are 6-2 against the spread.
Tucker Haymond comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Thomas Wilder averages 16.9 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Antino Jackson averages 11.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Isaiah Johnson averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Western Michigan averages 72.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 170th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 206th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 100th and 262nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 284th with 14.3 per game. The Broncos allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 188th and 158th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in the Division 1.
Akron averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 110th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 234th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 49th and 90th respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 59th with 11.5 per game. The Zips allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 77th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the nation. The Zips force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in college basketball.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 3-5 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-3 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 6-2 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 3-5 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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