Akron vs. Miami (Ohio) - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-12) at Akron Zips (14-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips -12 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips and the Miami Ohio Redhawks face off on Saturday in MAC college basketball action.
The Akron Zips are 14-4 this season and they are coming off of a win over Eastern Michigan that ended a two game losing skid. Akron is averaging 76.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points per game and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Isaiah Johnson leads the Zips averaging 12.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Antonio Jackson is averaging 11.6 points, Reggie McAdams is averaging 11.1 points, and Noah Robotham is averaging 10.5 points. Akron is 8-0 at home and 3-2 in MAC games.
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The Miami of Ohio Redhawks are 6-12 this season and they have lost their last eight games. Miami is averaging 64.8 points per game and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Eric Washington leads the Redhawks averaging 15.6 points per game. Geovanie McKnight is averaging 12.7 points, Jere Vucica is averaging 6.8 points, and L.J. Livingston is averaging 6.2 points. Miami is 0-7 on the road and 0-5 in MAC play.
Akron is 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 3-1-1 against the spread after scoring 90 or more points in their previous game. Miami is 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 road games, 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 4-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has coverd the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
Miami is horrible this season and I look for Akron to lay the wood here.