Betting on today’s Rockets and Zips game? Catch the action at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH, as the Zips hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN2. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 147 points, and Akron is favored by -4 to win at home against Toledo.
TOLEDO ROCKETS VS AKRON ZIPS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Akron Zips -4
This game will be played at James A. Rhodes Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.
WHY BET THE AKRON ZIPS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Zips.
- Not only will Akron pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Toledo Offense Score Enough on the Road?
Through 21 games, Toledo has a record of 14-7 and they have won three straight games. In Mid-American Conference play, the Rockets are 8-1, and they are 6-6 in non-conference games. On the road this season, Toledo has a record of 5-3, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games.
As the underdog, the Rockets have gone 4-4, and they are 10-3 when favored. For the season, Toledo has an average scoring margin of +2.8 points per game on the road, and they have won two of their last three road games.
As the underdog this season, Toledo has gone 5-3 against the spread. On the road, the Rockets have an ATS mark of 6-4 over their last 10 games. Their overall ATS record is 11-10. In their last three games as the underdog, Toledo is 2-1 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 147 for Toledo’s game against Akron is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (155.5). So far, the over/under record for the Rockets this season is 11-10. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 157 points compared to their season average of 155 points per game.
Toledo is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 88 points versus Western Michigan. This output is higher than their season-average of 79.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Rockets was Javan Simmons with 19 points, while Ra’Heim Moss also chipped in with 15 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Toledo defense is giving up an average of 75.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Western Michigan, the Broncos finished with a field goal percentage of 63% and a total of 63 points vs. Toledo.
Is It the Zips Game to Lose at Home?
With a 16-5 record, Akron has been one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference this season. The Zips have gone 8-1 in conference play, and they have won six straight games at home. At home this season, Akron is 7-1, and they have an average scoring margin of +10.9 points per game.
Akron’s average scoring margin at home this season is +10.9 points per game, compared to +4.6 points per game on the road. Overall, the Zips have been favored in 13 of their 21 games, and they have gone 12-1 as the favorite.
At home this season, Akron has an ATS mark of 5-3 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, their ATS record is 5-5. Overall, the Zips have gone 11-8 vs. the spread this year.
Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in Akron’s games this year (141.6). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 128 points.
The Akron offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Eastern Michigan. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 6 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Enrique Freeman, who holds an average of 18.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Sammy Hunter is averaging 9.7 points per game this season.
So far, the Zips’ defense is ranked 31st in the country at 64.8 points per contest. Akron’s three-point defense is currently 58th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.6% of their shots vs. Akron.