Akron vs Western Michigan Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan +8
The Akron Zips travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 8 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 19-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall mark of 11-14. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 72.5, which is a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-11-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cheese averages 15.8 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Brandon Johnson averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Michael Flowers averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 65.4 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 40th and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the nation. Akron averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 58th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 16th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 97th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 165th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 266th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 220th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 279th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 24th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Western Michigan is 211th in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 220th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 210th in the nation. They are 226th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 314th in assists per contest with 11.0. The Broncos are 234th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Zips are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 118th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 56th. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 44th in Division 1. Akron is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 207th. They are 217th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 223rd. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan +8
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