Akron vs Buffalo Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -1
The Akron Zips head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 1 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 21-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 18-10. They are averaging 78.6 points per game and surrendering 75.0, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-12-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 9-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-14-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-14-1 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Tyler Cheese averages 15.9 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%. Loren Jackson comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Davonta Jordan averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Jayvon Graves scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 65.9 points per contest which is 82nd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 50th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in D-1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in Division 1. Akron averages 75.3 points per contest, which is 69th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 175th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 37.7 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 179th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 193rd with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 75.0 points per game, which ranks them 305th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 220th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 215th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 295th with 37.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 283rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Buffalo is 20th in the country with 78.6 points per contest this season. They are 203rd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 215th in the country. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 32nd in assists per game with 15.1. The Bulls are 86th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Zips are 70th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 113th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 93rd. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 35th in Division 1. Akron is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 236th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 119th. They are 14th in D-1 in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 200th. As a unit they are 246th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Akron +1 and over 153 total points
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