Friday, February 17, 2017
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Friday, February 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Akron as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 4-5. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Zips have an overall record of 22-4 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 12-10 and they are 9-13 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jaylin Walker averages 14.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Johnson averages 16.7 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Zips. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Kwan Cheatham averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kent State averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 85th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 304th in the country. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 14.4 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 199th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 152nd and 219th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 229th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in Division 1.
Akron averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 60th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 47th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 59th in the nation. They average 35 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 205th and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Zips rank 36th with 11.5 per game. The Zips allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 226th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the nation. The Zips force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 106.8 and they assist on 46.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kent State turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.5%. The Golden Flashes give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Zips score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.9 points per game. The Zips have a rating on offense of 115.5 and 55.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 50% of their shots. Akron turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Zips give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-12 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-9 against the over/under
Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 9-13 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 12-10 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/21/16 G Rosel Hurley Groin out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Taishaun Johnson Eligibility out for season
01/02/17 G Jerrelle DeBerry Personal has left the team
Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Akron -8.5
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