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Looking for Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips free plays? CBB betting sees the Golden Flashes taking on the Zips in MACtion on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Memorial A & C Center, in 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.
(21-5) Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (17-9)
Date: Friday, February 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: (Open KSU -3)
CBB Betting Total: (Open 146)
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The MAC takes center stage early Friday evening as the Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips go at it on ESPNU.
After starting off hot in the Mid American Conference, Kent State has battled multiple injuries to come back to the pack.
Meanwhile, Akron has used this opportunity to take off and have complete control over the East as they push toward a one seed and bye in the MAC Tournament.
The Zips program has become one of the most prestigious in the Mid American Conference.
Akron continues to find themselves atop the standings and over 20 wins time and time again. They’ve already hit that number as they sit with 21 wins and bring in a 10-3 record in conference play, 2 games up on Ohio and Kent State.
Akron has found success with their pressure defense that turns into easy transition buckets for them. On the season, Akron has averaged 76.8 points per game while conceding just 69.4 against.
The Zips have won 8 of their last 9 in conference play and overall have gone 9-5 ATS away from home this season.
Akron took the last matchup 53-51 when these two teams met in the MAC Tournament last season.
Kent State was absolutely rolling this season and it looked like they would be the class of the East this season.
That is until, Xavier Pollard went down for the remainder of the season. Now, Kent State has a very unproven pack of guards that has led to them really stumbling at times.
They do however come in off an overtime home win over Western Michigan, keeping them just 2 games back of these Zips, for now.
Kent State finds most of their success when they play through F Jimmy Hall. On the season, Hall has averaged 16.2 points per game to go along with 7.7 rebounds.
The Flashes will look to control the paint as this has been a very inside dominant team. They did find their range against the Broncos as they hit 13 of 26 threes.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Zips are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Zips are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Zips are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Friday games.
- Golden Flashes are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win.
- Golden Flashes are 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- Golden Flashes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Free Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips CBB Prediction:
This rivalry is always bitter and hard fought. Given the injuries to Kent State this one will be tough for them as everyone will really have to step their game up.
Give the edge to Kent State here as they are at home and the MAC Center will be rocking.
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Look for Hall and company to use that three point weapon again, as they sneak in a very low scoring home win.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kent State 60 – Akron 56
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