Akron at Toledo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 8.5 point favorites.
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Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Toledo has an overall mark of 8-6. They are averaging 79.4 points per contest and giving up 77.9, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Toledo Rockets are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daniel Utomi averages 18 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Malcolm Duvivier averages 14.7 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Tre'Shaun Fletcher averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Jaelan Sanford averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 211th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 202nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 61st in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 250th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 94th with 14.5 per game. The Zips allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 271st and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 199th place in college basketball. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo is 78th in the country with 79.4 points per game this year. They are 113th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in college basketball. They are 128th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 89th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Rockets are 217th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Rockets surrender 77.9 points per contest, which ranks them 296th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 220th and 248th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 202nd with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 4th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game this season.
The Zips are 185th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 242nd. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 109th. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 24th in Division 1. Akron is 71st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 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 278th in the nation.
Toledo is 225th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 222nd in the nation. The Rockets are 81st in the country in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 297th. In terms of pace they are 111th in Division 1 with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 66th. As a team they are 60th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo -8.5
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