Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/14/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan +3
The Akron Zips travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, February 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 3 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 13-10. They are averaging 81.3 points per contest and giving up 75.7, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 9-13-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Tyler Cheese averages 16.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
David DiLeo averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Dallas Morgan averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 64th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 171st with 13.3 per game. The Zips allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 7th in the country with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 154th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 116th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 271st in assists per contest with 12.0. The Chippewas are 241st in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Chippewas surrender 75.7 points per contest, which ranks them 309th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 310th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 269th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 282nd with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 333rd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game.
The Zips are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 116th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 63rd. 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 44th in Division 1. Akron is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 73rd in the country in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 8th in Division 1 with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 149th. As a team they are 124th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan +3
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