Kent State Golden Flashes visit Akron Zips in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Kent State Golden FlashesAkron Zips
March 8, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD24-5

The Akron Zips will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Kent State Golden Flashes at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops play.

This season, the Zips are 24-5 overall and 13-10-1 ATS ATS, while the Golden Flashes are 18-12 and 14-9-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Akron boasts a 9-13 on the OU, and Kent State is 14-10.

View Kent State vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Flashes were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Zips and the No. 131-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-73 result in favor of the Zips.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Akron has the nation's No. 45-rated offensive output, at 73.7 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 207 allowing on average 67.8 PPG. The Zips FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 102-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State was a 69-61 winner in its last match at home against Bowling Green. They earned a push of the 8-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 69-61 win over the Falcons on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Randal Holt at Memorial Athletic Center.

Akron won its last outing, a 72-58 result against Miami (Ohio) on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Akron got 14 points from Zeke Marshall en route to a 72-58 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Golden Flashes at Zips trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Akron
Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Akron
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
Akron is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Akron's last 6 games at home

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