Akron vs Toledo Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/20/24

Toledo (16-9) vs Akron (19-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)

Betting Odds: Toledo -2.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips will play the Toledo Rockets in a MAC game on Tuesday night at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. Akron has won four of their last five games, while Toledo has alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Akron vs Toledo prediction.

Akron Preview

The Akron Zips are 19-6 (11-1) this year after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 73-62 in their last game. Akron trailed 32-26 at halftime, but out scored Buffalo 47-30 in the second half for the win. The Zips shot 46.7% from the field and were +3 in rebounding margin in the game. Akron lost to James Madison by a score of 73-59 in the game prior to Buffalo, but they did win the three previous games. The Zips are scoring 75.1 points per game with 36.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, while allowing 64.5 points against per game this year. Enrique Freeman is averaging 18.3 points per game, 12.9 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game. Akron is shooting 45.8% from the field, 72.6% on free throws, and 33.9% on three pointers this season.

Toledo Preview

The Toledo Rockets are 16-9 (10-2) this season after they defeated Ohio by a score of 85-83 in their last game. Toledo trailed 44-39 at the half, but they scored 46 points in the second half for the win. The Rockets shot 48.5% from the field and were +11 in rebounding margin in the game. Toledo lost to Appalachian State by a score of 109-104 in the game prior to Ohio, but they did beat Eastern Michigan before that. The Rockets are scoring 80.8 points per game with 33.6 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, while giving up 77.6 points against per game this season. Ra’Heim Moss is averaging 16.4 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Toledo is shooting 48.1% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 37.6% on three pointers this year. 

Akron vs Toledo Betting Prediction

These two teams come into this matchup as the top two teams in the MAC standings, with Akron holding a one game lead over Toledo. The Rockets will be on their home floor and they are the better offensive team, as they are scoring 80.8 points per game with 48.1% field goal shooting. Akron is the much better defensive team, as they are allowing 64.5 points against per game this season, but they are only shooting 45.8% from the field. Akron won the first meeting between these teams by a score of 77-70 on February 2nd, but I think Toledo will get the win here, as the home court advantage will be the difference. Take the Rockets in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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