Akron at Ohio - 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Akron at Ohio - 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Bobcats (23-5) vs Akron Zips (18-9)

Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Convocation Center)

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The Akron Zips will travel to play the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC game on Friday night.

The Akron Zips are 18-9 (11-6) this season and have won two games in a row. Akron is coming off of a win against Bowling Green by a score of 82-68. Akron shot 54% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Mikal Dawson led the Zips with 17 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Akron is averaging 70.6 points per game and is giving up 62.6 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Ali Ali is averaging 13.8 points per game and 2.7 assists per game, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 13.1 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game for the Zips. Akron is shooting 45.9% on field goals, 67.3% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers.

The Ohio Bobcats are 23-5 (14-3) this season and have won four of their last five games. Ohio defeated Central Michigan by a score of 76-50 in their last game. Ohio shot 45.8% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Tommy Schmock led the Bobcats with 23 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Ohio is averaging 74.5 points per game and is giving up 66.4 points per game against, while also averaging 34.3 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Mark Sears is averaging 19.3 points per game and 4 assists per game, while Jason Carter is averaging 13.9 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 43.6% on field goals, 73.4% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers.

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Akron is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win. The under is 9-3 in Akron’s last 12 road games. Ohio is 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games following an ATS win. The over is 20-6-1 in Ohio’s last 27 home games. The underdog is 7-0 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Ohio is having a great season and is currently tied for first place in the MAC standings, while Akron is in fifth place. Akron has lost a few games in overtime or by one possession, so their record could be even better than it is. Akron has played well lately and I am taking them with the points.

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