Kent State at Akron Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to James A. Rhodes Arena to take on the Akron Zips on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Akron as 5 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 77.0 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Akron has an overall mark of 13-9. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 62.4, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 8-12-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 5-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaylin Walker comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jalen Avery averages 12.0 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Daniel Utomi scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jimond Ivey averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 77.0 points per contest, which is 87th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 217th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 210th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 312th with 11.3 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 214th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 190th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 204th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron is 262nd in the nation with 70.0 points per contest this season. They are 318th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 305th in the NCAA. They are 115th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 283rd in assists per game with 12.1. The Zips are 310th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Zips give up 62.4 points per game, which ranks them 14th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 43rd and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 305th with 37.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Zips are 210th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 81st. They are 157th in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 195th. As a unit they are 176th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 153rd in D-1. Kent State is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 190th. They are 294th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 287th. As a unit they are 287th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State +5
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