Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (-1)
The Ohio Bobcats (4-2) travel to James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Akron Zips (2-1). Ohio opens this game as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 147.
Ohio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 4-2 on the campaign. The Bobcats are shooting 36.8% on shots from downtown (50 of 136) and 63.6% from the charity stripe. They average 83.8 points per contest (39th in the country) while going 50.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Ohio is collecting 36.7 boards per game and is sitting with 109 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 64th in the country in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Bobcats are forcing 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. The Bobcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (143 of 351) and they concede 32.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 157th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 72 surrendered on the season. They surrender 28.1% on 3-pointers while they are 143rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.2).
The Ohio Bobcats stepped onto the hardwood against the Marshall Thundering Herd and ended up losing by a score of 81-67 in their last game. Ohio walked away from the contest with a 40.0% FG percentage (22 out of 55) and converted 7 of their 20 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bobcats converted 16 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Pertaining to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 13 dimes for the matchup while earning 10 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, Ohio allowed 40.0% from the field on 22 out of 55. Marshall earned 12 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Thundering Herd grabbed 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Marshall ended up shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by burying 16 of their 22 tries. They also buried 5 of their 21 tries from 3-point land.
Jason Preston is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He played for 40 mins and collected 5 boards. Preston finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Bobcats was Dwight WilsonI. He snagged 12 boards and also earned 2 assists. He went 58.8% from the field for the matchup by going 10-of-17 (24 points). At the conclusion of this game, WilsonI was on the court for 34 min.
Akron has a mark of 2-1 so far this season. The Zips are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls every game and they connect on 84.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.3 times per game (89th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per contest. Akron has earned 264 pts for the campaign (88.0 per game) and they pull in 43.0 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Zips are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which ranks 113th in Division 1. The Zips on defense are ranked 192nd in the country in PPG allowed with 71.0. They give up 11.0 dimes and 33.7 boards per contest, which has them ranked 76th and 117th in those categories on the defensive end. The Akron defense concedes 21.7% on shots from 3-point land (13 of 60) and opponents are converting on 65.2% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (223rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Akron Zips took home the win by a final score of 93-83 when they played the Malone Pioneers. The Zips collected 25 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 40 in the game. They stuffed 5 attempts while getting 6 steals for the game. The Pioneers were called for 23 fouls for the contest which got the Zips to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a rate of 82.6%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Akron converted 4 out of 22 attempts (18.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Zips finished the game shooting 35 out of 74 from the field which had them at 47.3%. The Zips permitted the Pioneers to make 33 of 71 tries from the field which had them shooting 46.5% in the matchup. They went 29.6% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 27 and ended up shooting 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). Concerning rebounds, Akron permitted Malone to grab 32 overall (9 offensive).
Loren Cristian Jackson saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Zips in this game. He converted 9 out of 19 for the game for a field goal percentage of 47.4%, which had him finishing with 34 points. Jackson pulled down 3 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and tallied 10 assists for the contest. Another guy that ended up coming through for Akron was Maishe Dailey. He ended up finishing with 10 points in his 29 minutes on the court by going 4 of 9 shooting for the matchup. Dailey ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Akron (+1) and under 147 points
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