The Akron Zips and Toledo Rockets meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Savage Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Akron Zips Betting Preview
The Akron Zips are averaging 73.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 21.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 15.8 points and 2 assists. Trendon Hankerson is dishing 2.1 assists and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.
The Toledo Rockets Betting Preview
The Toledo Rockets are averaging 84.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 46 percent shooting. RayJ Dennis is averaging 19.1 points and 4.3 rebounds, while JT Shumate is averaging 17.1 points and 5 rebounds. Setric Millner Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dante Maddox Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Toledo Rockets are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toledo Rockets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
Akron vs Toledo Trends
The Zips are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Zips last 5 road games. The over is 17-8 in Rockets last 25 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Toledo Rockets are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, and they've been the slightly better tam overall. However, Akron is a more than respectable team that actually wins on the road by an average of 3.1 points. I'll take a shot with the road dog.