Akron vs Miami Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +5
The Akron Zips travel to Millett Hall to play the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 5 point favorites.
Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 64.5 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 8-10. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 5-11-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Tyler Cheese averages 15.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Nike Sibande averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Dalonte Brown averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.7 per game. The Zips allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 239th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 85th in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 170th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 118th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 210th in assists per contest with 12.9. The RedHawks are 299th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The RedHawks surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 259th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 213th and 305th in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 289th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The RedHawks are 82nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Zips are 66th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 103rd in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 64th. As a team they are 39th 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 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The RedHawks are 91st in the country in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 110th in Division 1 with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 122nd. As a team they are 135th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 86th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +5
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