Akron vs Drake ncaab prediction

NCAAB: Akron vs. Drake Prediction 11/21/2023

The Akron Zips (3-1) travel to face off against the Drake Bulldogs (2-1) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium in George Town and televised on FloH. Both Akron and Drake will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 ET.

Akron Zips vs Drake Bulldogs

The Akron Zips Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This will be Akron’s 5th game of the season and they are 3-1 overall. In their previous ten road games, including those from last year, Akron has a 6-4 record on the road. As of today, Akron has a 2-2 ATS record. The Zips have gone 1-1 ATS on the road and 1-1 ATS at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through four games, Akron has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging 139.2 points per game on average. Over the course of the last five games, the Zips’ games have averaged 81 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-2.

The Drake Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Drake is getting ready for their 4th game of the season, entering with a 2-1 record. In their previous three games, including those from last year, Drake has gone 1-2 at home. Drake’s ATS record leading into today’s game is 0-3. Over the last three games, the school’s ATS record is 1-1, with an average scoring margin of +18.

Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Drake has an over/under record of 3-0-0, with their games averaging 159 points per game on average. The Bulldogs’ last five games have culminated with an average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

Akron Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Akron offense concluded with only 62 points against Utah State. Throughout the game, they made 5/24 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Enrique Freeman led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Sammy Hunter contributed 12 points for the Zips.

Enrique Freeman (F) 15.8 13.2 2.0
Mikal Dawson (G) 15.2 3.8 1.5
Sammy Hunter (F) 11.0 3.0 1.0

Drake Offense Breakdown

The Drake offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Stephen F. Austin. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.9% while connecting on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Atin Wright, who is averaging 20.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tucker DeVries also maintains a PPG average of 20.7 heading into game.

Atin Wright (G) 20.7 1.7 3.0
Tucker DeVries (G) 20.7 8.0 4.3
Kevin Overton (G) 16.0 4.0 1.7

Akron Team Defense

So far this season, the Akron defense has been performing well, ranking 48th in the country at 64.2 points allowed per contest. So far, the Akron defense is giving up an average of 6.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.8 times per game (402nd).

Drake Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Drake defense is giving up an average of 76.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Drake’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 46.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 39.5% this season.

Zips vs Bulldogs Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Zips have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 4-4-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 75 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home games, Drake has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Zips have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 1-3-1.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Bulldogs have an overall record of 2-1 while going 0-3 against the spread.

Zips vs Bulldogs Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Bulldogs, with a final score of 75-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Bulldogs at -3.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145, and our model projects the Zips and Bulldogs to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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