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Akron Zips take on Golden Flashes in NCAA basketball test

Akron ZipsKent State Golden Flashes
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

12-4TEAM RECORD11-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Memorial Athletic Center Saturday as host Kent State looks to handle the Akron Zips in NCAA hoops action.

The Golden Flashes bring a 11-6 record (7-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-4 Zips, who are 7-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kent State go 5-6 so far and the Zips go 4-5.

View Akron vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Akron before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 42-rated Akron taking on the No. 174-rated Golden Flashes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-73 win for the Zips on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kent State's No. 186-rated squad against Akron's No. 85-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kent State rates No. 128 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 46 nationally with 7.8 per match.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 148-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron won its last outing, a 71-64 result against Ball State on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 19-point favorite. Akron earned a 71-64 victory over Ball State on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Nick Harney at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State was an 80-68 winner in its last match on the road against Buffalo. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Flashes got a terrific 27-point effort from Randal Holt as Kent State defeated Buffalo 80-68 on Wednesday at Alumni Arena.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Zips at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Akron is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Akron is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Akron is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kent State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Akron
Kent State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games when playing at home against Akron

Next up:
Akron at Toledo, Wednesday, January 23
Kent State at Bowling Green, Wednesday, January 23