Bowling Green vs. Akron - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Akron Zips (21-6) at Bowling Green Falcons (20-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Stroh Center)
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +1.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips (21-6, 11-3 CONF) and the Bowling Green Falcons (20-7, 11-3 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, February 24th for a MAC matchup at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Akron is coming off a 75-65 home win over Miami-Ohio in their last game. Akron has now won five straight games, all of which were MAC conference games. Akron defeated Bowling Green, 74-59 in the first meeting between these two teams this season. Bowling Green is coming off a 62-61 home win over Ohio in their last game. Bowling Green has won back-to-back games and three of their last four overall.
Akron scores 76.2 points per game on 44.5 percent field goal shooting this season. Akron’s leading scorer is G Loren Cristian Jackson, who scores 19.1 points per game. The leading rebounder for Akron is F Xeyrius Williams, who earns 9.4 rebounds per game. Akron allows 64.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +11.3 scoring differential so far this season. Akron also earns 38.2 rebounds, 13.4 assists, 3.1 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game as a team.
Bowling Green scores 75.0 points per game on 42.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Bowling Green’s leading scorer is G Justin Turner, who scores 19.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Bowling Green is G Daeqwon Plowden, who earns 8.2 rebounds per game. Bowling Green allows 72.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +2.6 point differential so far this season. Bowling Green also earns 39.9 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game as a team.
Akron is 14-11 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Akron is also 8-2 against the spread on the road so far this season. Bowling Green is 9-14-2 against the spread this season and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Bowling Green is also 1-8-2 against the spread at home so far this season.
I like Akron in this spot. Bowling Green has been terrible against the spread at home this season, with only one win and eight losses. Akron has been great against the spread on the road this season, not to mention they are the much better team and the fact that they defeated Bowling Green 74-59 at home not too long ago. Akron Zips -1.5 for me.