Akron Zips vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Akron Zips vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
The Miami Redhawks (7-5) are hosting the Akron Zips (8-4) at Millett Hall on Saturday.
The Akron Zips faced Ohio and took a loss by a score of 69-63 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Zips finished with 11 and Ohio recorded 18 fouls. They also knocked down 8 out of their 20 attempts from 3-point range. Ohio ended up going 90.0% when shooting free throws by converting 9 of 10 attempts. On top of that, Ohio collected 32 boards (3 offensive, 29 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Ohio recorded 12 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In terms of defending, Akron allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 26 of 52 shooting. They also dished out 11 dimes for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 7 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Zips knocked down 9 of 17 tries for a percentage of 52.9%. Akron ended the game with a 39.3% FG percentage (22 of 56) and made 10 out of their 27 three-point attempts.
Ali Ali is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He totaled 22 points on 9 of 18 shooting.
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Akron enters this game with a win-loss mark of 8-4 for the year. They average 73.4 pts per game (157th in college basketball) while connecting on 45.4% from the floor. The Zips are connecting on 35.7% on three-point shots (101 of 283) and 64.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Akron is snagging 37.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 150 dimes so far this season, which ranks 280th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Zips are forcing 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.7% from 3-point land and they rank 38th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (61.5). The Zips are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.0% (272 of 664) and they surrender 30.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 9th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 104 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami RedHawks got the win with a final of 91-81 against Buffalo. The RedHawks collected 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. Buffalo earned 25 fouls in this matchup which took the RedHawks to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Miami made 9 out of their 19 attempts (47.4%). In all, the RedHawks went 31 for 73 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.5%. The RedHawks permitted Buffalo to make 27 out of 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.6% for the matchup. They went 26.7% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 30 and finished the game at 19 of 32 at the free throw line (59.4%). In regard to rebounding, Miami allowed Buffalo to collect 51 overall (20 on the offensive glass).
Mekhi Lairy was important for the RedHawks for the contest. He buried 8 of 16 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He accumulated 28 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes for the matchup.
Miami has a mark of 7-5 this season. The RedHawks commit 15.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (147th in the nation) and they are turning it over 9.3 times per contest. Miami has totaled 953 pts on the year (79.4 per contest) and they pull down 37.8 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the RedHawks are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is 94th in the nation.
The Miami defense concedes 32.5% on shots from beyond the arc (104 of 320) and opponents are connecting on 71.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 12.8 dimes and 34.6 boards every game, ranking them 195th and 179th in the nation. The RedHawks on the defensive end are ranked 166th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 67.6. They have forced 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the floor (83rd in the country).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Akron
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