Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Convocation Center (MI) in Ypsilanti, MI
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-16) will try to beat the Akron Zips (16-8) at Convocation Center (MI) on Saturday.
The Akron Zips played Western Michigan and went home with a loss by a final score of 61-57 in their last game. Akron ended with a 32.8% field goal percentage (19 out of 58) and knocked down 7 of their 27 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Zips buried 12 of 23 shots for a percentage of 52.2%. Concerning rebounding, they collected 42 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 dimes in this matchup while creating 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of defense, Akron let their opponent shoot 32.3% from the floor on 21 of 65 shooting. Western Michigan distributed 9 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. In addition, Western Michigan grabbed 45 rebounds (14 offensive, 31 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Western Michigan ended up going 64.7% at the free throw line by burying 11 of 17 shots. They buried 8 of their 22 shots from distance. In reference to fouls, the Zips ended up walking away with 17 and Western Michigan totaled 19 fouls.
Enrique Freeman is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor and also dished out 3 dimes. He played for 42 minutes and snagged 18 rebounds. He walked away with 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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Akron steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 16-8 for the campaign. They have an average of 70.6 points per outing (195th in the nation) while shooting 45.5% from the field. The Zips are shooting 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (190 of 546) and 66.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Akron is pulling down 36.2 boards per game and has accumulated 295 assists for the season, which ranks 248th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.9 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.9 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Zips are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 222 conceded on the season. The Zips defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.9% (555 of 1,324) and they relinquish 31.2 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 35.1% on 3-pointers while they are 28th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Eastern Michigan Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 against Central Michigan. The Eagles were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 32 for the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. Central Michigan was called for 19 fouls for this game which got the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.9%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Eastern Michigan made 9 of 24 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Eagles ended up going 28 for 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Eagles allowed Central Michigan to make 25 out of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7% for the contest. They finished 30.0% from distance by going 6 out of 20 and finished the game at 14 of 17 from the free throw line (82.4%). In the matter of rebounds, Eastern Michigan permitted Central Michigan to get 29 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Noah Farrakhan ended up being a factor for the Eagles for the matchup. He buried 9 of 17 in the matchup for a rate of 52.9%, and had 4 rebounds. He totaled 24 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 dimes in this game.
Eastern Michigan has a win-loss mark of 9-16 for the year. The Eagles commit 17.5 fouls per contest and they hit 71.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 10.1 times per game (346th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 14.0 times per contest. Eastern Michigan has scored 1,765 points this year (70.6 per contest) and they snag 34.5 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Eagles are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which is ranked 231st in college basketball.
The Eastern Michigan defense gives up 34.7% on 3-point shots (192 of 554) and their opponents are making 70.8% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.7 assists and 39.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 190th and 344th in those categories on the defensive end. The Eagles defensively are ranked 331st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 76.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (266th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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