Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. Akron Zips - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (21-6) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (9-18)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips have to guard against the upset at the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks.
The Akron Zips have been the 900 pound gorilla in the MAC East but have shown some vulnerability the past week. The Zips have lost two of three following an 85-76 defeat at Kent State as a 2.5 point favorite on Friday. The Golden Flashes jumped to a ten point edge after 20 maintained that lead throughout. Kent State burned the nets at 51.7% and hit 16 more free throws to down the 45% shooting Zips and their nine extra looks at the basket. Akron received game high 24 points and nine rebounds from Isaiah Johnson on 10-14 with Kevin Cheatham Jr. adding 17 points and five yanks. Antino Jackson followed with14 points and six pulls while Jake Kretzer chipped in with nine points and five boards.
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The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks have generally struggled to score and that trend continued Saturday in a76-64 loss at Ohio as an 11.5 point underdog. The Redhawks trailed by 17 heading to the locker room before closing the gap to six in the second but their spirited comeback ran out of steam. The Bobcats sank half of their looks and made ten more free throws to down the 47% shooting Redhawks. Dion Wade paced the Miami (Ohio) attack with 16 points and seven rebounds on 6-10 from the floor including four bombs with Abdoulaye Harouna tossing in 15 points on 4-9. Eric Washington netted nine points with five yanks and eight assists but the offense needed a few more options.
The over is 7-0-1 in Akron last 8 overall and is 7-0-1 in their last 8 vs. Mid-American while the Zips are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. Miami (Ohio) are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall while going 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mid-American. The under is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings. The Redhawks and the points have generally been the way to go here but the Zips might be angry…