The Miami (OH) RedHawks (10-15, 3-9 MAC) can snap a nine-game road losing streak when they go head-to-head with the Akron Zips (20-6, 10-3 MAC) at James A. Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Akron Zips ATS Preview
In the RedHawks’ last contest, they defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies, 65-60. Isaiah Coleman-Lands led Miami (OH) in scoring with 15 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Miami (OH) dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 14.8) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.510 (above their season average of 0.493). For those same stats, Northern Illinois was 12.8 and 0.443, respectively.
The Zips hope to keep it rolling after beating the Western Michigan Broncos in their last outing, 71-67. With 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting, Tyler Cheese was the top scorer from either team. Akron played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.328 (above their season average of 0.256) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5 (above their season average of 28.3). For those same stats, Western Michigan recorded marks of 0.031 and 27.0, respectively.
Akron could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense faces off against one of the country’s worst defenses. The Zips currently rank 50th in offensive efficiency, while Miami (OH) ranks 283rd in defensive efficiency.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Zips won 81-60. The Zips played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 31.0 and a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.649. For those same stats, the RedHawks were 17.6 and 0.471, respectively. Xeyrius Williams was a standout player in the game, putting up 19 points and seven rebounds.
Miami (OH) RedHawks at Akron Zips Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Akron, ATS Winner – Akron, O/U – Over
The Zips rank 47th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while the RedHawks rank 104th (3.3).
Akron ranks 12th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while Miami (OH) ranks 62nd (11.2).
Akron averages 37.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 87th in the country. Miami (OH) ranks 249th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).
The Zips rank 54th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while the RedHawks rank 153rd in three pointers allowed per game (21.9).
Miami (OH) ranks 37th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Akron ranks 117th (6.3).
The Zips’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, down from 10.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the RedHawks have scored an average of 56.6 points per game (11.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (1.8 below their season average).