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Akron vs Ohio Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds
Zips vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Akron Zips at Ohio Bobcats
- Where: Athens at Convocation Center (OH)
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds: Akron -1.5, AKRON -127 | OHIO +104 O/U 142.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Ohio, the Akron Zips will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 17-7. On the road, the Zips will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 5-5. So far, the Zips have been favored 14 times, going 13-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Akron as -1.5 point favorites.
Akron will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Castaneda who is averaging 21.14 points per game for the Zips. Castaneda is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Zips’ offensive game plan is the play of Enrique Freeman who has hit 59.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.08 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Akron will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Zips are ranked 191st at 71.2 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 656th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Akron is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
The Ohio Bobcats will be looking to pick up their 25th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Bobcats have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 10-2. So far, the Bobcats have been the underdog 9 times, going 2-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.
Dwight Wilson comes into today’s game as the Bobcats’ leading scorer at 15.91 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Ohio’s top rebounder at 9.65 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jaylin Hunter, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.83 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.3% of his shots and is adding 3.92 boards per game.
On offense, Ohio is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.53% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Ohio Bobcats +1.5
Heading into this matchup between the Akron Zips and Ohio Bobcats we have a strong lean on taking the points with Ohio at +1.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Ohio to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Ohio Bobcats at +1.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.