Akron at Toledo Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Akron Zips travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 8 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. Toledo has an overall mark of 18-4. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 11.2.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 5-14-0 against the over/under
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daniel Utomi comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Jimond Ivey averages 13.9 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jaelan Sanford averages 16.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Nate Navigato averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.5 per game. The Zips allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 39th and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo is 48th in the country with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 135th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in the nation. They are 17th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Rockets are 296th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Rockets surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 101st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 187th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 24th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Zips are 160th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they are 297th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 255th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 9th in Division 1. Akron is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 42nd. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 82nd. As a unit they are 76th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toledo -8
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks