Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Zips vs Golden Flashes CBB Odds
Looking for Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Zips taking on the Golden Flashes on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(23-7) Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (18-12)
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Golden Flashes -1
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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The Zips have faded over the last couple of week, losing three of four, but they still the East Division and top seed in the MAC Tournament locked up. Their at large potential has to have taken a hit though.
Kent State still has something to play for though. They are tied with a number of teams at 10-7 in MAC play. If they can get the home win in the finale there is a chance they find themselves among the top four teams and earn a first round bye.
Those three losses were by a combined 8 points so it is not like the team has fallen apart…just underperformed. There is a revenge factor for this one as one of those losses was a home loss to the Golden Flashes.
Isaiah Johnson is a huge difference maker, literally, at 290 pounds. He is the Zips leader in scoring, assists and blocks, making him one of the more versatile players in the America. He is tough to stop.
Kwan Cheatham is another senior big who gives them a definite size advantage in the post. He is the team’s leading rebounder and the only other double-digit scorer. He is 6’10” and can make a three.
The Zips may own most opponents inside but it is still critical to get great guard play if you want to win. Their collection is good but there are no standouts.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State has closed well, winning their final five games. However, the probably need to win the MAC Tournament to get the auto bid…as such they could be highly motivated to move up in the standings.
Jimmy Hall is the Flashes best player, leading the team with 18ppg and 10rpg. He is very consistent, scoring in double figures on all but one occasion this season. It will be harder against the Akron bigs though. Hall also leads the team in assists.
The Flashes get more from their backcourt though with Jaylin Walker and Deon Edwin combining to average 28ppg. Neither is a great shooter but good enough to take some of the attention away from Hall.
Kent State often plays ten players. That could be a factor as this is the last home game of the season and emotions will be high. They could really blitz the Zips if they are on their game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- AKR are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- AKR are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mid-American.
- AKR are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Fri. games.
- Under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings.
- Underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes NCAAB Prediction:
Kent State at home to close the season looks like pretty good value at -1. They beat the Zips once already which makes this a revenge play but I am not sure that will be a big factor given the scheduling.
Akron needs to get a win to get back on track but this is a tough spot. Dealing with the emotion of a final home game against a team that has already proven it can beat you is tough.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Golden Flashes -1.
Interest to see which way this one will move as game time approaches but go with the home team unless its gets out of hand.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kent State 78 – Akron 73
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