Toledo Rockets vs Akron Zips Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Akron Zips
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
James A. Rhodes Arena is the site where the Akron Zips (17-6) will attempt to defeat the Toledo Rockets (18-6) on Tuesday.
The Toledo Rockets played Central Michigan and took home the win by a score of 84-59 in their last contest. Toledo ended the contest with a 45.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 61) and converted 11 of 27 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Rockets knocked down 17 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 25 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists for this game while creating 20 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to defense, Toledo allowed their opponent to shoot 52.6% from the field on 20 out of 38 shooting. Central Michigan totaled 11 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Central Michigan had 25 rebounds (2 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Central Michigan went 57.7% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of 26 attempts. They also made 4 of 15 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Rockets ended up with 20 while Central Michigan recorded 22 personal fouls.
Rayj Dennis is a guy who was a factor in the game. He finished 58.3% from the field and distributed 8 assists. He saw the court for 27 mins played and also collected 5 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 18 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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Toledo comes into this one with a mark of 18-6 for the year. They are turning it over 10.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Toledo is pulling in 35.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 366 assists so far this season, which is 59th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Rockets are shooting 38.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (203 of 532) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They average 85.3 points per outing (2nd in Division 1) while going 48.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Rockets are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 292nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 341 surrendered this year. The Rockets are giving up a FG percentage of 45.9% (676 of 1,472) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 36.7% from 3-point land and they are 350th in college basketball in opponents points per game (77.9).
For their last game, the Akron Zips took home the win by a final score of 67-55 against Kent State. When it comes to rebounds, Akron allowed Kent State to pull down 19 overall (6 on the offensive side). They went 23.1% from three-point range by hitting 6 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 11 at the charity stripe (63.6%). The Zips allowed Kent State to convert 21 of 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.5% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Zips ended up shooting 19 out of 45 from the floor which had them at 42.2%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Akron converted 9 of their 22 tries (40.9%). They were able to bury 20 of those for a percentage of 80.0%. Kent State was called for 21 fouls in this game which got the Zips to the free throw line for 25 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Zips earned 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 for this contest.
Xavier Castaneda ended up having an impact for the Zips for the game. He made 6 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 42.9%, and had 3 rebounds. He accumulated 24 points in his 36 minutes on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Akron has a record of 17-6 on the campaign. The Zips are committing 15.5 fouls every game and they hit 72.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.3 times per contest (171st in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. Akron has totaled 1,655 points on the campaign (72.0 per game) and they pull in 36.2 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Zips are shooting 43.2% from the field, which has them ranked 264th in the country.
The Akron defense gives up 32.7% on 3-pointers (147 of 450) and their opponents are making 69.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.3 assists and 32.8 boards per game, ranking them 82nd and 97th in those defensive categories. The Zips on the defensive side of the court are 26th in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.7. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (76th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toledo
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