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Kent State Golden Flashes Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Akron Zips

Kent State Golden Flashes

vs

Akron Zips
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:00 PM ET
James A. Rhodes Arena

Kent State takes to the basketball court against Akron on Tuesday, hoping to send the Zips to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kent State Golden Flashes opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Akron Zips are 16-7 so far on the season, and 11-7 ATS vs the number. The Kent State Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 16-7 and 11-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Akron go 10-4 and the Kent State Golden Flashes go 4-7-1 on betting totals.

This game puts the Akron Zips, most recently No. 51 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kent State Golden Flashes, who rate No. 118 in the latest survey.

How Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Stats Matchup

The game also pits Akron's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 70 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 47 at 60.87 PPG. The Zips field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.02% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes grabbed a 61-60 win over the RedHawks on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Devareaux Manley at Memorial A .

Akron got 13 points from Jake Kretzer en route to a 75-72 victory over Buffalo on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Betting Odds Trends

Kent State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Kent State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 8 games
Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games
Akron is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at Toledo, Friday, February 13th
Akron at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, February 14th

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