Saturday, February 20, 2016
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Akron Zips travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Akron as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Zips come into this game with an overall record of 21-5 and a road record of 6-5. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-8. The Golden Flashes have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 15-6 and they are 9-12 against the spread.
Isaiah Johnson comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Zips. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Antino Jackson averages 11.8 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Akron. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jimmy Hall averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Flashes. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Xavier Pollard averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Akron averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 78th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 188th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 142nd and 70th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 11 per game. The Zips allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 98th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 246th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in the Division 1.
Kent State averages 73.5 points per game this year which ranks them 152nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 251st in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 121st and 267th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Flashes rank 106th with 12 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 224th and 289th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 240th place in the nation. The Golden Flashes force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in college basketball.
The Zips average 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Zips have an offensive rating of 111.6 and they assist on 58.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Akron turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.7%. The Zips give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Flashes score 77.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Golden Flashes have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 45.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Kent State turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.2%. The Golden Flashes give up 71.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 12-7 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 11-8 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-12 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 15-6 against the over/under
Akron Zips Injuries
02/18/16 C Pat Forsythe Abdominal missed last game, "?" Friday vs. Kent State
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/01/16 G Jaylin Walker Foot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Xavier Pollard Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Akron
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