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NCAA hoops odds preview - Akron vs. Kent State

Akron Zips Kent State Golden Flashes
14-6 February 01, 2014, 06:00 | Memorial Athletic Center 11-9



Memorial Athletic Center will host Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Golden Flashes are 11-9 so far on the season, and 9-8 ATS vs. the number. The Zips, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kent State go 11-6 and the Zips go 7-9 on the totals.

View Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Kent State Golden Flashes as -1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 186-rated Akron taking on the No. 160-rated Golden Flashes in this contest.

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Kent State lost its last outing, a 50-49 result against Northern Illinois on January 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Golden Flashes got 10 points from Darren Goodson, but it was Northern Illinois that prevailed in a 50-49 final on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Zips is ranked No. 131 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 167 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 67-ranked team in the country at 7.25 per game, while Akron rates No. 45 at 7.65 per game.

A few Zips at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Akron is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Akron is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Akron is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Akron home to Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 5th
Kent State at Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 5th