Akron vs Bowling Green Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green +1.5
The Akron Zips travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 1.5 point favorites.
Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. Bowling Green has an overall mark of 20-7. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 9-14-2 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
02/22/20 G Caleb Fields Ankle is questionable
Tyler Cheese averages 16.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Dylan Frye averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Daeqwon Plowden averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 33rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 256th, and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in the nation. Akron averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 51st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 20th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 83rd and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 267th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 304th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 65th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Bowling Green is 80th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 256th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 166th in the nation. They are 21st in the country in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 234th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Falcons are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Zips are 51st in the nation in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 111th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 62nd. As a team they are 38th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 38th in Division 1. Akron is 189th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 347th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 120th. They are 82nd in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 254th. As a unit they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Bowling Green +1.5
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