Akron at Buffalo Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Akron Zips travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 14 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 69.5 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 24-3. They are averaging 85.7 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 14.9.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 15-9-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Loren Jackson averages 13.5 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Daniel Utomi comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Nick Perkins averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%. C.J. Massinburg averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 327th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in the nation. Akron averages 69.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 270th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 320th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 310th in D-1. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 120th and 274th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 161st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 284th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 327th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Buffalo is 4th in the country with 85.7 points per game this year. They are 66th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 182nd in the nation. They are 12th in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Bulls are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Zips are 236th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 251st in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 290th. As a team they are 297th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 10th in Division 1. Akron is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 326th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113.6, which is ranked 15th. They are 14th in D-1 in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 53rd. As a unit they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo -14
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