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Kent State Golden Flashes Visit Akron Zips in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Akron looks to cover the Zips-Golden Flashes pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 23-7 mark when they host Kent State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Akron Zips were listed as -8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 11-15 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Akron Zips are 14-10-1 ATS. Kent State Golden Flashes are 18-8 on betting the total; Akron Zips are 15-9-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Akron Zips and the No. 213-ranked Kent State Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes rank No. 86 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.47 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 79 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 1-ranked team at 12.07 per game, while the Kent State Golden Flashes rate No. 230 with 5.63 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes got 22 points from Jimmy Hall as Kent State ran past Bowling Green 70-54 on Tuesday at Memorial A .

The Zips got a 21-point performance from Kwan Cheatham, Jr., who added 21 rebounds, as Akron ran past Ohio 91-76 on Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Akron is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Akron is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Akron's last 11 games
  • Akron is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home