Betting on today’s Zips and Rockets game? Catch the action at Savage Arena in Toledo, OH, as the Rockets hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. This Mid-American conference matchup has an over/under of 150 points, and Toledo is favored to win by -2 at home vs. Akron.

AKRON ZIPS VS TOLEDO ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toledo Rockets -2

This game will be played at Savage Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

WHY BET THE TOLEDO ROCKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Not only will Toledo pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Zips Have What it Takes in Toledo?

As the underdog, Akron will look to improve its underdog record to 3-5 this season. The team is 11-1 in Mid-American Conference play and 19-6 overall.

Akron is coming off a win over Buffalo, 73-62. Over their last 10 road games, the Zips have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Akron has a solid ATS record of 4-3 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-7 and they have gone 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. The Zips are 13-10 vs. the spread overall this year.

Today’s over/under line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in Akron’s games this season (141.5). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer than 150 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 126 points.

In their most recent game, the Zips’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.1 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Enrique Freeman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.3, while Ali Ali also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 leading up to the game.

So far this season, the Akron defense has been performing well, ranking 24th in the country at 64.5 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Buffalo, the Bulls finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 62 points vs. Akron.

Will the Rockets Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, Toledo has been dominant, going 10-4 with an average scoring margin of +4.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Rockets are 8-2.

For the season, Toledo has been the favorite in 15 of their games, going 12-3 in those contests. They are coming off an 85-83 win over Ohio.

When looking at Toledo’s overall ATS record this season, they are just below .500 at 12-13. At home, their ATS mark sits at 6-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Rockets have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, Toledo’s over/under record is 14-11 and today’s line of 150 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (155). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 186 points.

The Rockets’ offense finished with 85 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 80.8 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Ra’Heim Moss, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.4, while Dante Maddox Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 15.9 leading up to the game.

At present, the Rockets’ defense is nationally ranked 292nd, allowing 77.6 points per game. Toledo’s three-point defense is currently 188th in the country at 7.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 49.3% of their shots vs. Toledo.