Toledo vs Akron Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Akron Zips
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -5.5
The Toledo Rockets travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 5.5 point favorites.
Toledo heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 75.7 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Akron has an overall record of 14-3. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 62.5, good for a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 4-12-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luke Knapke averages 15.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Marreon Jackson comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Tyler Cheese averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Loren Jackson averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 264th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in the nation. Toledo averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 85th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 210th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 54th in D-1. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 36th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 209th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips surrender 62.5 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 8.8 assists allowed per contest, and 251st with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 179th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Akron is 79th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 155th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the nation. They are 61st in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 114th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Zips are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Rockets are 77th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 153rd in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 136th. As a team they are 112th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 54th in Division 1. Toledo is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 158th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 82nd. They are 116th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 83rd. As a unit they are 51st 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 Toledo/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Akron -5.5
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