Akron vs. Ohio - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Akron vs. Ohio - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Bobcats (15-14) at Akron Zips (22-7)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)

The Line: Akron Zips -8.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Ohio Bobcats and Akron Zips meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Ohio Bobcats look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 70.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Jason Preston is averaging 16.2 points and 6.5 rebounds while Ben Vander Plas is averaging 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Dartis is the third double-digit scorer and Lunden McDay is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Ohio Bobcats have lost four straight road games.

The Akron Zips look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Akron Zips are averaging 76 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Loren Cristian Jackson is averaging 18.9 points and 2.8 rebounds while Tyler Cheese is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists. Xeyrius Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Channel Banks is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Akron Zips have won three straight home games.

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The home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The first meeting between Ohio and Akron came down to the wire and this is a rivalry game, so points come into play a lot of the time. The Ohio Bobcats are playing some of their better basketball entering this contest and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. The Akron Zips win at home by an average of 14.1 points while allowing just 37.8 percent shooting from the field, but they've also failed to cover four of their last five home games. This is a rivalry. Give me the Ohio Bobcats and the free points.

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Randy’s Pick Ohio Bobcats +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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