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Akron Zips visit Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAAB hoops battle

Akron ZipsKent State Golden Flashes
March 12, 6:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

22-12TEAM RECORD23-10

Kent State looks to cover the Golden Flashes-Zips pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 23-10 mark when they host Akron in college basketball action.

It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Quicken Loans Arena.

This season, the Golden Flashes are 23-10 overall and 16-11-1 ATS ATS, while the Zips are 22-12 and 17-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kent State boasts a 14-13-1 on the OU, and Akron is 16-12.

View Akron vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 124-rated Akron taking on the No. 65-rated Golden Flashes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-73 win for the Golden Flashes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kent State's No. 71-rated squad against Akron's No. 212-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kent State rates No. 276 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 37 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was a 79-68 winner in their most recent outing against Western Michigan. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites.

Kent State was a 79-68 winner in its last match against Ball State. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Ball State are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Zips at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Akron

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