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Akron vs Ohio Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Ohio Bobcats (11-9) vs. Akron Zips (13-6)
January 28, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Akron Zips -6.5 / Ohio Bobcats +6.5; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Ohio Bobcats and Akron Zips meet Saturday in college basketball action at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Ohio Bobcats Betting Preview

The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 77.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dwight Wilson III is averaging 15.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Miles Brown is averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. AJ Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylin Hunter is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.

The Akron Zips Betting Preview

The Akron Zips are averaging 71.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 14.2 points and 2 assists. Trenton Hankerson is dishing 2 assists and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.

The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Zips are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Bobcats last 6 overall. The under is 37-18 in Zips last 55 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Ohio Bobcats are not a pushover, but they’re also limited against better teams, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 6.5 points. The Akron Zips are covering numbers, they’re above average defensively, and they win at home by an average of 20.4 points while allowing 40.7 percent shooting. Chalk is reasonable. Give me the Zips.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Akron Zips -6.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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