Akron at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Akron Zips travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 2 point favorites.
Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 73.6 points per contest while giving up 60.4 per game. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 87.7 points per contest and giving up 74.3, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Daniel Utomi comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Loren Jackson averages 13.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Larry Austin averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Shawn Roundtree averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 261st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 193rd in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 110th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.7 per game. The Zips allow 60.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 274th and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 233rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 8th in the country with 87.7 points per game this year. They are 60th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 130th in the nation. They are 47th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 179th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Chippewas are 244th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Chippewas surrender 74.3 points per contest, which ranks them 247th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 266th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 321st in country in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Zips are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 281st in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 184th. As a team they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 7th in Division 1. Akron is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 28th in the country in offensive rating with 114.2. In terms of pace they are 39th in Division 1 with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 70th. As a team they are 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 196th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan +2
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