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Toledo vs Akron Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds
Rockets vs Zips Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Toledo Rockets at Akron Zips
- Where: Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 7th
- Betting Odds: Toledo +2.5, TOLEDO +120 | AKRON -148 O/U 148.0
The Toledo Rockets will be looking to pick up their 24th win of the season and are in the middle of a 7 game win streak. So far, the Rockets have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 6-5. For the season, Toledo has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rockets being +2.5 point underdogs.
Toledo’s leading scorer this season is RayJ Dennis, who is averaging 18.96 points per contest. So far, Dennis has accounted for 22.32% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.0 rebounds per game and 5.96 assists. JT Shumate is the second leading scorer for the Rockets, averaging 17.74 points per game. Between him and Shumate, they are accounting for 43.2% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, Toledo has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.7 points per game (11th). This strong figure has come despite the Rockets playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.0% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Toledo’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.4%
Akron will take their 8 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 17-6. Currently, the Zips have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 12-1. The Zips’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2.5 points in their favor. For the season, Akron has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 13-0.
Akron will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Castaneda who is averaging 21.05 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 59.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.3 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: Toledo Rockets +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Akron Zips are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Toledo putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Zips as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Rockets to cover.