Miami vs Akron Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/22/2020
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -14.5
The Miami RedHawks travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 14.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 10-15. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 71.7 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 20-6. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 8-15-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
02/15/20 G Nike Sibande Illness missed last game, is questionable
02/15/20 F Dalonte Brown Lower Body is questionable
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dalonte Brown averages 11.0 points per game in 24.0 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nike Sibande comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Tyler Cheese averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Loren Jackson averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The RedHawks allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 236th and 318th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 297th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 125th in the nation. Miami averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 142nd in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 175th and 259th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 71st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 246th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 214th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Akron is 54th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 131st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the nation. They are 90th in the country in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 157th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Zips are 165th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 170th. They are 157th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 211th. As a unit they are 234th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Miami is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 169th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 53rd. They are 115th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 61st. As a unit they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Akron -14.5
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