Ohio vs Akron Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Akron (22-10) vs Ohio (20-12)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

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In this article, we will formulate an Akron vs Ohio betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Friday, March 15th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. We will take a look at: 

- The Ohio Bobcats recent form and recent player performance

- The Akron Zips recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Ohio vs Akron 

Akron Defense Steps Up

Akron faced off against the Miami Redhawks on Thursday and they were able to secure the 75–63 victory. Enrique Freeman had a strong game putting up 30 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists. Akron is having a strong season averaging 74.7 points while their defense is giivng up 66.1 points per game. Akron is going to need to have the defense step up in a big way again. Enrique Freeman is averaging 18.1 points while shooting 58.4 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Ohio Really Dominated on Thursday

Ohio faced off against Western Michigan on Thursday and it was a blowout victory. Ohio scored 82 points while their defense gave up 55 points. Shereef Mitchell had a strong game putting up 15 points. There were three different players that finished with at least 13 points. Ohio on the season is averaging 77.8 points while their defense is giving up 70.1 points per game. Jaylin Hunter has been the top player for Ohio averaging 13.9 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Akron vs Ohio Betting Prediction

Akron’s defense might have stepped up on Thursday, but this a whole different beast they are going up against here. Ohio is averaging 77.8 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Akron’s defense has been good, but they aren’t going to make enough stops here, and that will be the difference as Ohio will get the job done. Back Ohio against the spread.

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

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