Buffalo vs Akron predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -7.5
The Buffalo Bulls head to James A. Rhodes Arena to take on the Akron Zips on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this game has Akron as 7.5 point favorites.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 13-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 16-4. They are averaging 77.5 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-10-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 11-7-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jayvon Graves comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Davonta Jordan averages 12.4 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Loren Jackson scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Tyler Cheese averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 79.6 points per contest, which is 21st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 144th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 185th in the nation. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 121st with 14.0 per game. The Bulls allow 76.0 points per contest, which is 314th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 271st and 227th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 265th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 287th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 46th in the nation with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 88th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the NCAA. They are 87th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 96th in assists per game with 14.4. The Zips are 160th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Zips give up 65.4 points per game, which ranks them 85th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 51st and 66th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.6 dimes allowed per game and 197th with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Zips are 173rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 96th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5. In terms of pace they are 16th in the country with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 135th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 152nd in Division 1. Buffalo is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 155th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 34th. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 28th. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 45th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo +7.5
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