Akron vs Miami OH prediction – ASA – Feb 12

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ASA free pick Friday – #863 Akron -4 @ Miami OH, 7PM ET – Akron looks to keep pace with Toledo who leads the MAC as of this writing with an 11-2 overall record with Akron right behind them at 9-3. Miami OH is currently 6th and fading fast with a 1-3 SU record their last four games with the only win coming against 4-11 overall Western Michigan. The Redhawks own a negative scoring differential of minus -9.2PPG in that four-game stretch. The Zips come into this contest on a 5 game winning streak with a +12PPG scoring differential average in those five contests. They’ve held their last five opponents to just 40.8% shooting. Akron has one of the best players in the MAC on their roster in Loren Christian Jackson who is averaging 21.3PPG and 6.6APG. The Zips should score at will here against a Redhawks team that is 9th in the conference in defensive efficiency allowing 1.091PPP and 9th in EFG% defense allowing 54.1%. Akron ranks in the top five offensively is the same categories and have the second-best defensive efficiency rating and EFG% defense. Toledo was favored by 4-points on this floor earlier this season and won by 9-points. The Rockets though were covering the spread in that game for 90% of the minutes played. We will lean towards the Zips in this game and predict a 7-10-point win.