Akron at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Parlay 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Akron Zips head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 5.5 point favorites.
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Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 75.6 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 20-11. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-15 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 12-16 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 15-10 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-16 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 Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malcolm Duvivier averages 14.3 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%. Daniel Utomi averages 16.8 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
James Thompson IV averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Elijah Minnie scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 75.6 points per contest which is 260th in Division 1. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 280th and 240th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 173rd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. Akron averages 72.2 points per contest this year, which is 225th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 234th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 126th in college basketball. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 221st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 94th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 47th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 195th in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 14.7 dimes allowed per game and 186th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 292nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year. Eastern Michigan is 228th in Division 1 with 72.1 points per contest this season. They are 60th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 267th in D-1. They are 216th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 222nd in assists per game with 13.0. The Eagles are 183rd in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Zips are 225th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 282nd. In terms of pace they are 198th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 147th. As a team they are 158th 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 84th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 294th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan is 128th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 44th in the nation. The Eagles are 150th in the country in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 62nd. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 113th. As a team they are 134th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Akron +5.5 and under 148 total points
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