Tuesday, February 14, 2017
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Toledo Rockets travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Akron as 7 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 13-12 and a road record of 2-8. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Zips have an overall record of 21-4 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Jonathan Williams comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Steve Taylor averages 15.9 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Toledo. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 58%. Kwan Cheatham averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Toledo averages 80.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 130th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 240th with 13.9 per game. The Rockets allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 301st in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 320th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in Division 1.
Akron averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 56th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 42nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 214th and 87th respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 41st with 11.7 per game. The Zips allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 164th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 229th and 302nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 49th place in the nation. The Zips force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in college basketball.
The Rockets average 80.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 111.5 and they assist on 57.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Toledo turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.7%. The Rockets give up 87.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Zips score 80.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 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 115.7 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Akron turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.4%. The Zips give up 68 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 12-11 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 14-9 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 9-12 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 12-9 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/02/16 G Daniel Dzierzawski Dismissed dismissed from team
01/09/17 C Zach Garber Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Akron -7
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