Western Michigan at Akron College Basketball Parlay 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to James A. Rhodes Arena to take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Akron as 11 point favorites.
Western Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 8-5. They are averaging 75.0 points per game and surrendering 61.4, good for a point differential of 13.6.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-5-2 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 7-4-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 4-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Seth Dugan averages 15.1 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 8.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%. Michael Flowers comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Loren Jackson averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Daniel Utomi scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 72.2 points per contest which is 204th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 144th and 244th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 180th place in D-1. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in Division 1. Western Michigan averages 74.0 points per contest, which is 187th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 182nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 92nd with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips give up 61.4 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 39th and 89th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 253rd with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Zips are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. Akron is 163rd in the country with 75.0 points per contest this season. They are 219th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 142nd in the country. They are 132nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.0 boards per contest and 216th in assists per game with 13.3. The Zips are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 11.8.
The Broncos are 155th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 262nd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 155th. As a team they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 83rd in Division 1. Western Michigan is 77th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 283rd 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 109.4, which is ranked 81st. They are 279th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 135th. As a unit they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Western Michigan +11 and over 135.5 total points
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