Kent State vs Akron Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/6/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Akron Zips
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
TV: ESPNU, CBSS
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -5.5
The Kent State Golden Flashes head to James A. Rhodes Arena to take on the Akron Zips on Friday, March 6, 2020. The opening line for this game has Akron as 5.5 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 69.5 per contest. Akron has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 75.6 points per game and surrendering 66.2, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-13-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 15-13-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 10-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
03/04/20 G Anthony Roberts Groin is questionable Friday vs Akron
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Danny Pippen averages 14.1 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Tyler Cheese averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Loren Jackson scores 20.0 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 69.5 points per contest which is 183rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 88th and 240th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 172nd place in D-1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in Division 1. Kent State averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 48th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 92nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 147th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 85th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.2 dimes allowed per game and 270th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Zips are 185th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest. Akron is 61st in the country with 75.6 points per contest this season. They are 162nd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 46th in the country. They are 70th in the nation in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 186th in assists per game with 13.0. The Zips are 197th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 71st. They are 134th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 66th. As a unit they are 90th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Kent State is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 206th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 64th. They are 106th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 79th. As a unit they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 34th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State +5.5 and over 145 total points
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