2023-24 Akron Men’s Basketball: Odds To Make NCAA Tournament, Win Title

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 13, 2024

Among MAC teams, the Akron Zips (20-7) (+50000) are the favorites to win the 2023-24 college basketball national championship, and they have the 83rd-ranked odds among all NCAA teams. Next on the docket is a home contest against the Northern Illinois Huskies at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 2.

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Akron NCAA Championship Odds

  • National championship odds (current): +50000

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Akron Strength of Schedule, Tournament Resume

  • Based on our predictions, the Zips are playing the 166th-ranked schedule in Division I in terms of toughness.
  • Akron has no games remaining against teams with above .500 records, and three games against teams with a poorer record than its own.
  • Of the Zips’ three remaining games, none are versus current members of the AP’s Top 25.
  • Akron’s best win of the season came in a 67-52 victory on December 5 over the Bradley Braves, who rank inside the top 50 (No. 36) in the RPI.
  • When facing Quadrant 3 teams (according to the RPI), the Zips are 5-0 (1.000%) — tied for the 45th-most victories.

Akron Season Stats and Insights

  • The Zips have a +269 scoring differential, topping opponents by 10.0 points per game. They’re putting up 75.0 points per game to rank 143rd in college basketball and are allowing 65.0 per outing to rank 21st in college basketball.
  • The Zips knock down 8.0 three-pointers per game (119th in college basketball), 2.3 more than their opponents (5.7). They are shooting 33.5% from deep (205th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 30.3%.
  • Akron ranks 41st in college basketball by averaging 282.0 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 211th in college basketball, allowing 244.5 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Zips have committed 10.0 turnovers per game (66th in college basketball action) while forcing 9.9 (251st in college basketball).

Akron Leading Performers

  • Enrique Freeman leads the Zips in points and rebounds. He puts up 18.5 points per game while adding 12.9 rebounds.
  • Akron’s assists leader is Kaleb Thornton, who dishes out 2.5 per game.
  • Sammy Hunter hits 1.7 threes per game to lead the Zips.
  • Akron’s blocks leader is Freeman, who averages 1.4 per game. Mikal Dawson leads the team by averaging 1.0 steal a game.

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