The Akron Zips and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Friday in college basketball action at the M.A.C. Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Akron Zips Betting Preview
The Akron Zips are averaging 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Xavier Castaneda is averaging 21.8 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Enrique Freeman is averaging 16.2 points and 2 assists. Trendon Hankerson is dishing 2.2 assists and Sammy Hunter is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Akron Zips are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Akron Zips are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Preview
The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 75.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 40 percent shooting. Sincere Carry is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Malique Jacobs is averaging 12.6 points and 5 rebounds. Miryne Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Sullinger is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
Akron vs Kent State Trends
The Zips are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Flashes are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 home games and 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Zips last 7 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Golden Flashes last 11 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Kent State Golden Flashes are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, and they've been great this year, both SU and ATS. However, Akron hasn't been too far off and getting the Zips and free points are hard to pass up. Akron has proven itself on the road many times this year. Give me the points in what should be a fun back and forth contest.