The Toledo Rockets and Akron Zips meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Toledo Rockets Betting Preview
The Toledo Rockets are averaging 84.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 46 percent shooting. RayJ Dennis is averaging 19 points and 4 rebounds, while JT Shumate is averaging 17.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Setric Millner Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dante Maddox Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Toledo Rockets are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toledo Rockets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Akron Zips Betting Preview
The Akron Zips are averaging 72 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 21 points and 4.4 rebounds, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 15.3 points and 2 assists. Trendon Hankerson is dishing 2.1 assists and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
Toledo vs Akron Trends
The Rockets are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Zips are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Zips last 8 Tuesday games.
Randy’s Free Pick
You can make a case for either side here, as these are two of the best teams in the conference. The difference for me is that the Akron Zips are at home, where they win by an average of 18.5 points and shoot 47 percent from the field. I'd need an extra bucket or two to consider Toledo on the road. Akron is too good at home to pass on a line this soft.