Akron vs Ohio predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Akron Zips vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio +4
The Akron Zips head to Convocation Center Ohio to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Akron as 4 point favorites.
Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 10-9. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 11-6-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 8-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 10-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Connor Murrell Hernia is questionable Saturday vs Akron
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Loren Jackson comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tyler Cheese averages 15.9 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jason Preston scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 7.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 76.9 points per contest, which is 57th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 121st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 154th with 13.6 per game. The Zips allow 64.3 points per contest, which is 61st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 39th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 226th, and they allow 9.2 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 185th in the nation with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 129th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 105th in the NCAA. They are 170th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 61st in assists per game with 14.9. The Bobcats are 186th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Bobcats give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 180th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 174th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 107th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bobcats are 118th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Zips are 51st in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 110th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 46th. As a team they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. Akron is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 156th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 145th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 92nd. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 65th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Akron -4
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