Toledo Rockets vs. Akron Zips ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The Akron Zips (14-3, 4-0 MAC) and the Toledo Rockets (9-8, 1-3 MAC) face off at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will try to continue their five-game winning streak. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Toledo Rockets at Akron Zips ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Zips had no trouble getting past the Northern Illinois Huskies, 72-49, while the Rockets fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas, 74-67.

The Zips held the Huskies to an effective field goal percentage of 0.281 (below their season average of 0.487). The Huskies had a free throw rate of 0.110 (below their season average of 0.200). Toledo, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.3 vs. 12.9). Tyler Cheese led the way for Akron, finishing with 23 points and seven rebounds. Marreon Jackson, meanwhile played a key role for Toledo with 17 points and six assists.

The Rockets won the lone game between these two teams last season, 63-52. Toledo’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Akron. The Rockets had a rate of 0.450 while the Zips posted a mark of 0.305. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Akron should have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Zips rank seventh in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.420), while Toledo is 134th in effective field goal percentage (0.509).

Toledo at Akron Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Akron, ATS Winner – Toledo, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Toledo averages 40.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 32nd in the country. Akron ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • The Rockets average 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 102nd in the NCAA. The Zips rank 138th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Akron blocks 3.2 opponent shots per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. Toledo ranks 121st in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Zips rank 47th in three pointers allowed per game (18.9) while the Rockets rank 172nd (22.9).
  • Akron ranks sixth in assists allowed per game (8.8) while Toledo ranks 112th (12.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Zips have scored an average of 77.0 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.4 points per game (2.1 below their season average).
  • The Rockets have been outscored by an average of 4.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Toledo has defeated opponents by an average of 7.6 points.