Akron vs Kent State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State -2
The Akron Zips travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, January 31, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 2 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 15-6. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-8-1 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-8-1 against the over/under
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Loren Jackson comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Tyler Cheese averages 15.7 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Danny Pippen averages 14.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Antonio Williams averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 48th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 104th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 13.4 per game. The Zips allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 246th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 31st in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 71st in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 63rd in the nation. They are 155th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Golden Flashes are 292nd in turnovers per game with 12.0. The Golden Flashes surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 172nd with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 206th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 256th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Zips are 49th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 105th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 42nd. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. Akron is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 35th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 123rd in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 55th. As a team they are 58th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 95th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -2
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