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Ohio vs Akron Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Bobcats vs Zips Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Ohio Bobcats at Akron Zips
- Where: Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Ohio +6, OHIO +215 | AKRON -269 O/U 140.0
Ohio heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-9. So far, the Bobcats have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. For the season, Ohio has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bobcats being +6 point underdogs.
Dwight Wilson comes into today’s game as the Bobcats’ leading scorer at 15.53 points per contest. Not only has Wilson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Ohio’s top rebounder at 9.95 boards per contest. Behind Wilson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Miles Brown, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.0% of his shots and is adding 3.2 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 20 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.
Akron will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-6. So far this season, Akron has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Zips as the -6 point favorites. The Zips have been favored 11 times, going 11-0 straight up.
Akron will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Castaneda who is averaging 20.56 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 58.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.15 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%.
Free Spread Prediction: Ohio Bobcats +6
Heading into this matchup between the Akron Zips and Ohio Bobcats we have a strong lean on taking the points with Ohio at +6. 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 +6. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.