Friday, January 6, 2017
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 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Akron as 12.5 point favorites.
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The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 4-9 and a road record of 0-4. They are 5-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4. The Zips have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Tucker Haymond averages 12.8 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 59%. Noah Robotham averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Western Michigan averages 72.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 184th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 242nd and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.9 per game. The Broncos allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 298th in the nation. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 341st and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 16.2 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in Division 1.
Akron averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 60th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 34th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 180th and 93rd respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 154th with 13.2 per game. The Zips allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 221st and 194th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the nation. The Zips force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 290th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -16.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 100.5 and they assist on 46.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Broncos give up 84.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Zips score 85 ppg at home and they have averaged 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Zips have a rating on offense of 117.7 and 55.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 59%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Akron turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.7%. The Zips give up 67.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-5 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-4 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 4-6 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 5-5 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/12/16 G Joeviair Kennedy Legal problems dismissed from team
11/30/16 G Ryan Wade Knee out for season
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Akron -12.5
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