Akron Zips vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron (+7.5)
Savage Arena is the site where and the Toledo Rockets (15-4) will take on the Akron Zips (10-3) on Tuesday. Toledo opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 148.5.
Akron comes into this matchup with a record of 10-3 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.8 personal fouls per game. As a team, Akron is snagging 40.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 190 dimes this year, which is 181st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Zips are hitting 33.3% on three-point attempts (129 of 387) and 76.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 79.1 pts per contest (45th in the country) on 46.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Zips are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 63rd in the country in allowing assists with 144 conceded for the season. The Zips defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.9% (329 of 785) and they relinquish 33.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 28.2% on three-point shots and they rank 104th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.4).
The Akron Zips played the Ball State Cardinals and walked away with a win by a score of 74-42 in their last game. Akron walked away from the game having earned a 49.1% FG percentage (28 out of 57) and converted 8 of their 25 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Zips knocked down 10 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 52.6%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 dimes for the game while earning 9 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding the defense, Akron allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the floor on 28 of 57 shooting. Ball State dished out 8 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Cardinals totaled 26 rebounds (2 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Ball State shot 57.1% from the free throw line by making 4 of 7 attempts. They also knocked down 4 of their 22 tries from downtown.
Loren Cristian Jackson is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He walked away with 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Jackson finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also recorded 6 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Zips was Ali Ali. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He went 50.0% from the floor in the game by shooting 2-of-4 (7 points). When this game wrapped up, Ali saw the court for 22 min.
Toledo has a record of 15-4 for the season. The Rockets commit 15.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.7 times per contest (32nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per game. Toledo has accumulated 1,531 points so far this season (80.6 per game) and they pull down 37.6 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Rockets are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks 105th in the nation. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 191st in college basketball in PPG allowed with 70.6. They have surrendered 12.5 assists and 36.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 145th and 230th in college hoops. The Toledo defense allows 28.6% on shots from distance (135 of 472) and their opponents are connecting on 72.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (161st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Toledo Rockets took home the win by a final score of 84-66 when they faced the Bowling Green Falcons. The Rockets were able to snag 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 in this game. They blocked 3 shots while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Falcons had 10 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They were able to make 8 of those for a percentage of 61.5%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Toledo converted 10 out of 32 attempts (31.3%). When the game finished, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 33 for 65 from the floor which had them shooting 50.8%. The Rockets allowed the Falcons to make 28 out of 78 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 35.9% for this contest. They went 22.2% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 36 and ended up going 2 out of 5 at the charity stripe (40.0%). When discussing rebounding, Toledo permitted Bowling Green to grab 38 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Spencer Littleson was important for the Rockets for the contest. He converted 7 out of 10 in this contest giving him a rate of 70.0%, which got him 19 points. Littleson pulled down 3 rebounds in his 36 mins and had 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy who came through for Toledo was Marreon Jackson. He totaled 15 points in his 33 minutes played by going 6 of 15 shooting for the matchup. Jackson walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor in addition to earning 7 dimes and 12 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toledo (-7.5) and over 148.5 points
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