Western Michigan vs Akron NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -13
The Western Michigan Broncos travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 13 point favorites.
Western Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Akron has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 63.1, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-6-1 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 7-5-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Flowers comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Brandon Johnson averages 14.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Loren Jackson averages 15.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Tyler Cheese averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 285th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 195th and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 324th with 11.4 per game. The Broncos allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 257th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 186th and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 311th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 105th place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 99th in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 190th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 36th in the nation. They are 62nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 96th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Zips are 123rd in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Zips surrender 63.1 points per contest, which ranks them 59th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 253rd with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 151st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Broncos are 175th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.7. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 268th. As a team they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 93rd in Division 1. Western Michigan is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 128th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 103rd. They are 102nd in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 111th. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 41st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Akron -13
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