Toledo vs. Akron Betting Preview & Pick 2/7/23

by | Last updated Feb 7, 2023 | cbb

Toledo (17-6 SU 12-10 ATS) vs. Akron (17-6 SU 8-11 ATS)
When: Tuesday, February 7th: 7:00 ET
Where: James A. Rhodes Arena Akron, OH
Point Spread: U of T +2.5/Akr -2.5 (Deposit $200 and get $100 FREE at Bovada Sportsbook! Home of the fastest payouts and best live wagering platform on the web!)
Total: 148.0
Money Line: Toledo Rockets +120/Akron Zips -148

The Toledo Rockets head to Akron to take on the conference-leading Zips in MAC action on Tuesday night. The college betting board list Akron as a -2 spread favorite, with the total line offered up at 148 points.

Line Movement

This game hit the CBB board with the Zips a -2 to -2.5, where it has hopped back and forth depending on the sportsbook. The total opened at 148 and has been bet down a half point to 147.5 at most betting shops.

Last Game Info

Toledo picked up a victory over Central Michigan by a score of 84-59. Heading into the game, the Rockets were favored to win, with a point spread of -18.5. The combined 143 points did not surpass the 150.5 total line.

Akron will be looking for another win, as they most recently defeated Kent State by a score of 67-55. The Zips also picked up an ATS victory as they were +1.5 point underdogs. The combined 122 points did not surpass the 132.5 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Toledo has a straight-up record of 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Rockets’ offense averages 85.2 points per game while hitting 48.8% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 51.8% from the field while allowing 74.0 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Akron is 5-0 straight-up and 2-1-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 73.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46.7%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 44.4% of their shots while giving up 63.8 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Toledo’s opponents comes in at 74.6. On the other side, Akron’s combined opponent power rating sits at 73.7.

How Does Toledo Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Rockets have played 11 road games and have a record of 6-5. In these contests, Toledo is 5-6 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 78.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46.7%. On defense, the Rockets allow 78.4 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 46.8% in these games.

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How Does Akron Fare At Home?

In their 13 games at home, Akron has a 5-5 record vs. the spread while going 12-1 straight-up. On offense, the Zips are shooting 45.5% on their home floor, leading to 77.6 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 37.0% in these contests. The Akron defense is allowing 61.7 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Toledo is averaging 80.7 points per game (11th), while posting an overall field goal percentage of 48.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Akron defense that has allowed an average of 62.7 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 38.8% of their shots vs. Akron. On the other side, the Akron Zips are coming into the game averaging 71.2 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46.2%. The Zips will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 77.6 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.3% of their shots vs. the Rockets.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Toledo has a shooting percentage of 36.0% while ranking 516th in attempts per game. The Rockets will be facing an Akron defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 30.7%. Akron enters the game, having hit 35.8% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.9 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Toledo has allowed opponents to hit 35.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • No Reported Injuries


  • Mikal Dawson (Out) Achilles

Pick Against The Spread

Admittedly this is a challenging game to cap. But when you are 12-0 at home, laying only a basket and playing against a team that you match or beat in most metrics, is there any other side? Take Akron -2. Bet your NCAA hoops picks for FREE this week by scoring a 100% REAL CASH bonus up to $500 when you enter bonus promo code PREDICTEM on the Special Offers Page after you’ve deposited and before you place your first bet at Everygame Sportsbook! In business since 1983 and considered to be the most trusted bookie on the web! Click here to get rolling now!