Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Akron Zips head to Convocation Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 1.5 point favorites.
The Zips come into this game with an overall record of 19-3 and a road record of 4-3. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Bobcats have an overall record of 13-7 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
Isaiah Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Zips. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%. Kwan Cheatham averages 12 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Akron. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Kenny Kaminski averages 13.1 points per game while playing 27 minutes per contest this year for the Bobcats. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jaaron Simmons averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Akron averages 78.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 196th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 64th with 12 per game. The Zips allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 146th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 232nd and 291st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 62nd place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in Division 1.
Ohio averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 107th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 110th and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Bobcats rank 98th with 12.5 per game. The Bobcats allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 103rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 313th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the nation. The Bobcats force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in college basketball.
The Zips average 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Zips have an offensive rating of 116.4 and they assist on 55.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 49% of their shots. Akron turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%. The Zips give up 74.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bobcats score 76.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13 points per game. The Bobcats have a rating on offense of 106.5 and 53.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 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 41% of their shots. Ohio turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.3%. The Bobcats give up 63.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 8-10 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 10-8 against the over/under
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-9 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-8 against the over/under
Akron Zips Injuries
01/31/17 C Michael Hughes Undisclosed "?"
Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/20/17 F Antonio Campbell Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio -1.5
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