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Kent State Golden Flashes home to Zips in NCAAB betting action

Akron ZipsKent State Golden Flashes
March 2, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD20-9

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the Kent State Golden Flashes try to run the Zips off the court at Memorial Athletic Center in college hoops action.

The Golden Flashes sit at 20-9 (11-16 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Zips are currently 20-10 (16-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kent State is 14-13 OU, and Akron is 14-12 OU.

View Akron vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Flashes sit at No. 117 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Zips sit at No. 30 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Zips will win this game 76-74.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 111 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 173 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 150-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Akron rates No. 188 at 6 per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 91-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 87 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Akron, they were a 74-70 loser as they battled Buffalo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Alex Abreu scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Zips to a win (they lost 74-70 to Buffalo at James A. Rhodes Arena on Wednesday).

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 68-61 winner as they battled Ohio at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Kent State earned a 68-61 victory over Ohio on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Randal Holt at Memorial Athletic Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Ohio are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Zips at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Akron's last 16 games on the road
Akron is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Akron is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Kent State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Akron
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games when playing at home against Akron
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 8 games at home

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