The Akron Zips and Drake Bulldogs meet Tuesday in college basketball action at John Gray Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction. Here is our Akron vs Drake Prediction.
Akron Zips Betting Preview
The Akron Zips look to build on their impressive 4-1 start. The Akron Zips lost to Utah State by 3 points on Monday. The Akron Zips are averaging 81.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Enrique Freeman is averaging 15.8 points and 13.3 rebounds, while Mikel Dawson is averaging 15.3 points and 1.5 assists. Sammy Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Johnson is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
Drake Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Drake Bulldogs look to build on their 3-1 start. The Drake Bulldogs got smoked by SFA on Monday. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 81.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 50.9 percent shooting. Atin Wright is averaging 20.7 points and 1.7 rebounds, while Tucker Devries is averaging 20.7 points and 4.3 assists. Kevin Overton is the third double-digit scorer and Darnell Brodie is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game.
You can make a case for either team here with the starts both clubs are on, but it's fair to say Akron is the more talented, deeper team. The Akron Zips are loaded offensively and have a handful of players who can take over for stretches. The Drake Bulldogs looked awful last night against SFA, and that defense overall isn't great. Akron should be excited about this one. Give me the Zips and whatever the line is.