Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Berkman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:29 am

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Steve81 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:13 pm

Ya, but to be picked 10th, 3rd worst team in the MAC and we are not sure we can win. WTF!

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Post by capezona » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:15 pm

Steve81 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Ya, but to be picked 10th, 3rd worst team in the MAC and we are not sure we can win. WTF!
Well, we were picked 11th.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Berkman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:26 pm

The big question is how rusty will we be after the long layoff?

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Slapthefloor93 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:40 pm

I think this one could go either way but I am not going to expect a win vs. a solid team on the road. They need to show me some road toughness before I can do that. I welcome that happening with open arms, but since we are where we are: Zips by 4.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Juice Stand » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:36 pm

Steve81 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:27 am
This is a game we should win, but confidence is not high.
Based on what, preseason media picks? Akron is rated higher than us in the NCAA Net rankings, RPI, and KenPom, and we're playing in their gym. Also, interesting to note (from the Curry Hicks Sage podcast) that McCall has only won 3 games away from Amherst in his 2 1/2 years here. I see no reason to say they should win, but if they come prepared and play with the right mentality, they can definitely compete, and if it's close anything can happen. I'll be watching, and hopefully they can make it happen, but I wouldn't put this in the "should win" category.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Slapthefloor93 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:07 pm

Well said. If I had to guess the line it would probably be Zips -6.5, but if we limit turnovers and hit 3’s, it’s not much less than a 50/50 game.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by capezona » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:12 pm

Zips by 5 in another loss we could have won with Weeks in the game.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by 69MG » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:28 pm

Early line is Akron by 9.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Uminuteman » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:00 pm

Steve81 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Ya, but to be picked 10th, 3rd worst team in the MAC and we are not sure we can win. WTF!
Have you seen our record for the last 5 years? Why would we be favored in any away game?

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Slapthefloor93 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:47 am

69MG wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Early line is Akron by 9.
Akron was -9 against us a few months ago and that worked out perfectly fine

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Quann » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:59 am

I’m predicting a 10 point loss. Until McCall’s teams get better on the road, it’s tough to pick them.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Old Cage » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:35 am

We are playing a bunch of old timers tonight by our recent standards. I remember one of the magazines saying that they have two fifth year guys and three fourth years. I don't know how well that translates to their expeience and strength, but the age gap might be significant.
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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by MassMan06 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:04 am

Old Cage wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:35 am
We are playing a bunch of old timers tonight by our recent standards. I remember one of the magazines saying that they have two fifth year guys and three fourth years. I don't know how well that translates to their expeience and strength, but the age gap might be significant.
31st most experienced team according to KenPom. We're 343.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by capezona » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:33 pm

If we had played their schedule we would likely be 9-3 or 10-2. Their SOS is about 50 points worse than ours. I'm still giving the edge to the Zips since it's on their court.

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