Ohio vs Akron Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/3/2020
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -8
The Ohio Bobcats head to James A. Rhodes Arena to take on the Akron Zips on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Akron as 8 point favorites.
Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 71.3 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Akron has an overall record of 22-7. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 15-12-0 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 13-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 15-12-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 10-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jason Preston comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 38.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ben Vander Plas averages 15.5 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Loren Jackson scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Tyler Cheese averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 71.3 points per contest, which is 176th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 134th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 113th in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 217th with 12.7 per game. The Bobcats allow 68.6 points per contest, which is 155th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 242nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 57th in the nation with 75.7 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 49th in the NCAA. They are 63rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 182nd in assists per game with 13.1. The Zips are 193rd in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Zips give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 85th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 35th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.1 dimes allowed per game and 273rd with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Zips are 180th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Bobcats are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 95th. As a team they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 67th in Division 1. Ohio is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 68th. They are 96th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 89th. As a unit they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio +8
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