Akron at Ball State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 72.7 per contest. Ball State has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
01/20/18 F Jaden Sayles Wrist is out indefinitely
01/12/18 F Emmanuel Olojakpoke Heart is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
01/07/18 G Jontrell Walker Legal problems is out indefinitely
Daniel Utomi averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Malcolm Duvivier averages 14.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Tayler Persons averages 14.3 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kyle Mallers averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 237th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 54th in the country. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 264th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 13.9 per game. The Zips allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 270th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 136th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 85th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 150th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 129th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 241st in college basketball. They are 123rd in the nation in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 114th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cardinals are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Cardinals surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 237th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 140th and 293rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 224th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 57th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Zips are 191st in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 259th. In terms of pace they are 224th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 114th. As a team they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 18th in Division 1. Akron is 79th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 273rd in the nation.
Ball State is 116th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 155th in the nation. The Cardinals are 172nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 229th. In terms of pace they are 105th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 115th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 85th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State
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