Akron at Ohio College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 5.5 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 10-12. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. Ohio has an overall record of 9-13. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 75.6, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 9-11 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-9 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 Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/27/17 F Ben Vander Plas Foot is out indefinitely
02/05/18 G Jordan Dartis Hip is "?" Tuesday vs Akron
02/05/18 F Kevin Mickle Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Akron
01/31/18 F Jason Carter Leg is out indefinitely
Daniel Utomi averages 15.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jimond Ivey averages 14.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Teyvion Kirk averages 15.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Mike Laster averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 226th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 87th in the country. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 203rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 128th with 13.8 per game. The Zips allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 255th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 287th and 251st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 169th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 251st in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 150th in college basketball. They are 140th in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 171st in assists per contest with 13.8. The Bobcats are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Bobcats surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 266th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 335th with 39.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Zips are 207th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 284th. In terms of pace they are 221st in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 130th. 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 14th in Division 1. Akron is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 297th in the nation.
Ohio is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 151st in Division 1. The Bobcats are 153rd in the nation in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 287th. They are 78th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 259th. As a unit they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio -5.5
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