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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Akron Zips in Battle with Kent State Golden Flashes

The Akron Zips hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the point spread at Memorial A & C Center against the Kent State Golden Flashes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Akron Zips before tip-off in this one found them as -3-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes currently sport a 17-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Akron Zips are 21-5 and 12-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Kent State Golden Flashes produce a 15-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Akron Zips have gone 12-8-1 against the totals betting line.

The Kent State Golden Flashes sit at No. 180 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Akron Zips sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Akron is ranked No. 89 in NCAA basketball at 37.69 per game. Contrast that with Kent State's No. 97 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 228-ranked team in the country at 5.69 per game, while Akron rates No. 1 at 11.69 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips got 20 points from Antino Jackson as Akron ran past Buffalo 80-70 on Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Golden Flashes got 24 points from Galal Cancer as Kent State ran past Western Michigan 85-78 on Tuesday at Memorial A .

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Akron is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Akron's last 7 games
  • Akron is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, February 23rd
Kent State at Buffalo, Tuesday, February 23rd