Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips Prediction, 3/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Akron Zips
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
The Central Michigan Chippewas (7-21) are headed to James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday where they will play the Akron Zips (20-9).
The Central Michigan Chippewas faced off with Miami and went home with a loss by a final score of 75-61 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Chippewas ended up walking away with 22 and Miami racked up 22 fouls. They converted 9 of their 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Miami finished the game shooting 76.2% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of 21 tries. On top of that, Miami grabbed 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Miami doled out 17 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. With respect to the defense, Central Michigan allowed their opponent to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 25 out of 55 shooting. They also dished out 9 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Chippewas knocked down 17 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 70.8%. Central Michigan ended the contest having earned a 35.7% field goal percentage (20 out of 56) and converted 4 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kevin Miller is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished 46.7% from the field and also dished out 7 assists. He was on the court for 39 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. He totaled 19 points on 7 of 15 shooting.
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Central Michigan steps onto the hardwood with a record of 7-21 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.0 fouls per game. As a team, Central Michigan is pulling in 33.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 322 assists on the season, which is 301st in the country in terms of passing. The Chippewas are shooting 34.8% on 3-point shots (221 of 635) and 68.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 66.1 pts per game (299th in D-1) while going 40.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Chippewas are forcing their opponents into 11.7 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 279th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 409 relinquished this season. The Chippewas defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (756 of 1,648) and they surrender 38.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 35.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 343rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (77.9).
When they last played, the Akron Zips took home the win by a final score of 79-60 against Ball State. When discussing attacking the glass, Akron permitted Ball State to grab 31 overall (8 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 36.8% from three-point range by going 7 of 19 and finished the contest at 17 of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). The Zips allowed Ball State to make 18 of 52 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.6% for the matchup. Overall, the Zips finished the game shooting 24 out of 55 from the field which had them at 43.6%. In regard to three-point shots, Akron buried 11 out of their 26 tries (42.3%). They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. Ball State was called for 18 fouls in this game which took the Zips to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They also gave up possession 6 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Zips earned 22 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the matchup.
Enrique Freeman ended up being important for the Zips in the game. He tallied 18 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 4 dimes in the matchup. He made 5 out of 9 in this game giving him a rate of 55.6%, and added 16 rebounds.
Akron has a win-loss record of 20-9 this season. The Zips have committed 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 68.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.9 times per contest (264th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per contest. Akron has accounted for 2,077 pts for the campaign (71.6 per game) and they snag 35.6 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Zips are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 66th in D-1.
The Akron defense concedes 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (196 of 566) and their opponents are making 70.3% of their foul shots. They have given up 9.4 assists and 30.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 8th and 25th in the country. The Zips are ranked 29th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 63.2. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (127th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Akron
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