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Zips face Kent State Golden Flashes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Akron ZipsKent State Golden Flashes
March 4, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

19-11TEAM RECORD20-10

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 bring a 20-10 record (13-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-11 Zips, who are 14-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kent State go 12-12-1 so far and the Zips go 13-11.

View Akron vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Zips are listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 69-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 107-ranked Zips, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-72 result in favor of the Zips.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 130-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Zips defense that ranks No. 93 at 65.2 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Akron features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

Akron was an 80-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Akron was run off the court by the Bobcats on Tuesday as Ohio routed them 80-55 at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Kent State won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Bowling Green on March 1. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Rodriquez Sherman scored 13 points leading the Golden Flashes to a 63-57 victory over Bowling Green at Anderson Arena on Tuesday.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Ohio are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Zips at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Akron's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Akron is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Akron is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kent State's last 8 games
Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Akron
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games at home