Ohio at Akron Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 10.5 point favorites.
Ohio comes into this game with an overall record of 12-15. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 74.8 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 15-13. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 63.1, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-19-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-18-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/13/19 F Mason McMurray Hip is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Carter comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Teyvion Kirk averages 14.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Daniel Utomi averages 13.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Loren Jackson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 251st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 218th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 85th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 43rd with 14.9 per game. The Bobcats allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 217th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 240th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 238th place in Division 1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 273rd in the country with 69.3 points per game this year. They are 325th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 120th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 272nd in assists per contest with 12.2. The Zips are 292nd in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Zips surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest and 326th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 217th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 96.4, which is ranked 313th. They are 70th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 273rd. As a unit they are 311th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in D-1. Ohio is 59th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 285th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 244th. They are 248th in D-1 in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 290th. As a unit they are 300th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Akron -10.5
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