Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron (+5)
The Akron Zips (5-3) go to Stroh Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Bowling Green Falcons (10-3). The line on this game has Bowling Green as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 150.
Akron comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 5-3 on the season. The Zips are hitting 32.4% on 3-pointers (81 of 250) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They average 79.9 pts per contest (51st in the nation) while going 46.4% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Akron is pulling down 40.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 118 dimes on the season, which ranks 270th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Zips are able to force 10.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.5 personal fouls. The Zips defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 43.7% (217 of 497) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 53rd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 101 conceded so far this season. They are giving up 29.1% on shots from downtown while they are 227th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (72.1).
The Akron Zips faced the Toledo Rockets and notched a win by a score of 95-94 in their last game. Akron ended the game with a 50.7% FG percentage (34 of 67) and buried 14 of their 40 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Zips converted 13 of 15 tries for a percentage of 86.7%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 dimes for the contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Akron allowed 50.7% from the floor on 34 out of 67 shooting. Toledo recorded 17 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Rockets grabbed 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Toledo finished the contest at 74.1% at the charity stripe by converting 20 of their 27 attempts. They buried 12 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land.
Loren Cristian Jackson is a guy who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 34 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He played for 42 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Jackson ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor and distributed 7 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Zips was Bryan Trimble. He pulled down 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor in this game by going 7-of-16 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Trimble saw the court for 36 minutes.
Bowling Green has a mark of 10-3 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Falcons are connecting on 43.6% from the field, which is 210th in the nation. Bowling Green has earned 1,061 pts for the year (81.6 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (185th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 11.2 times per game. The Falcons are committing 18.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.7% from the charity stripe. The Falcons defensively are ranked 245th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 73.3. They are able to force 14.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (221st in Division 1). The Bowling Green defense gives up 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (97 of 294) and their opposition makes 64.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 13.3 assists and 38.4 total boards per game, which ranks them 203rd and 295th in college basketball.
In their last game, the Bowling Green Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 76-69 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. The Falcons were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 23 offensive boards totaling 53 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 shots while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Bulls were called for 25 fouls in this matchup which took the Falcons to the charity stripe for a total of 37 tries. They were able to knock down 27 of those for a rate of 73.0%. Regarding three-point attempts, Bowling Green converted 5 of 22 tries (22.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Falcons finished 22 for 71 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 31.0%. The Falcons permitted the Bulls to knock down 23 of 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.8% for this game. They finished the game shooting 22.2% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 26 at the free throw line (65.4%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Bowling Green allowed Buffalo to get 42 overall (17 offensive).
Justin Turner was important for the Falcons for this game. He knocked down 9 out of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Turner collected 5 boards in his 39 minutes played and earned 5 dimes in the matchup. Another guy who came through for Bowling Green was Daeqwon Plowden. He was able to score 13 points in his 28 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 13 from the floor for the contest. Plowden ended up shooting 30.8% from the field in addition to contributing 2 assists and 8 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Bowling Green (-5) and over 150 points
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