Central Michigan at Akron NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 8.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 86.3 points per contest while giving up 76.4 per game. Akron has an overall mark of 10-8. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 62.4, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 5-11-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Larry Austin comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 54%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.0 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Daniel Utomi averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Jimond Ivey averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 86.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 63rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 224th with 12.9 per game. The Chippewas allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 237th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 51st place in Division 1. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 239th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 281st in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 282nd in the nation. They are 169th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 255th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Zips are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Zips surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest and 293rd with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 207th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 112.4, which is ranked 37th. They are 41st in college basketball in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 68th. As a unit they are 79th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 171st in D-1. Central Michigan is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 311th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 144th. They are 305th in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 221st. As a unit they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Akron -8.5
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