Akron Zips vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (10-3) at Akron Zips (10-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and Akron Zips will face off at James A. Rhodes Arena this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Bowling Green Falcons won their 4th straight game and improved to 10-3 (2-0 MAC) on the season after defeating the Ohio Bobcats 69-54 this past Saturday. The Falcons outrebounded the Bobcats by a 41-34 margin and shot 44.1% from the field in the victory. Leading the way for Bowling Green was Richaun Holmes who had a double-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks. The Falcons are currently ranked 75th in the RPI Standings and have played the 286th ranked SOS. On the season, Bowling Green has been led by Richaun Holmes (14.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.8 bpg) and Jehvon Clarke (9.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.7 apg). Offensively, the Falcons are averaging 65.2 ppg (ranked 240th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 228th). Bowling Green commits and average of 11.3 turnovers per game (ranked 40th) and has a 1.9 turnover margin (ranked 72nd). Defensively, the Falcons are holding their opponents to an average of 58.2 ppg (ranked 25th). Bowling Green is holding their opponents to 30.5% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 69th).
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The Akron Zips had their 4 game winning streak snapped and dropped to 10-5 (1-1 MAC) on the season after losing to the Toledo Rockets 84-67 this past Friday. The Zips allowed the Rockets to shoot 56.3% from the field and 81.8% (9-11) from beyond the arc in the loss. Akron was led by Pat Forsythe who had 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Zips are currently ranked 165th in the RPI Standings and have played the 230th ranked SOS. Akron has been led by Pat Forsythe (10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.6 bpg) and Deji Ibitayo (9.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 spg). Offensively, the Zips are averaging 69.6 ppg (ranked 137th) on 41.7% shooting (ranked 262nd). Akron averages 8.8 three-pointers per game (ranked 18th) on 34.6% shooting (ranked 155th). Defensively, the Zips are holding their opponents to an average of 61.9 ppg (ranked 84th) on 41.4% shooting (ranked 137th). Akron is averaging 7.5 spg (ranked 74th) and has a turnover margin of 3.1 (ranked 27th).
The Falcons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Zips are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Zips live and die by the three-pointer and although they will be at home for this match-up against Bowling Green, I think Bowling Green will limit the Akron’s chances from long range and use their strong defensive to come out of Akron with a victory. Take Bowling Green and the point in this one.