Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips: 2/5/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 5, 2021

The Kent State Golden Flashes (10-2) will try to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Akron Zips (8-4) on Friday, February 5, 2021 at MAC Center as just 1.5-point favorites. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under of 150.5 points.

Betting Information

Kent State vs Akron Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kent State -1.5 -112 -109 150.5 -110 -112 -126 102

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Computer picks for Kent State vs Akron
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Kent State (-1.5) Over (150.5) Kent State 78 Akron 73

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Total Facts

  • In 50% of their games this season (six of 12 chances), the Golden Flashes and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 150.5 points.
  • Akron has played in four games this season (out of 12 total matchups — 33.3% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 150.5 points.
  • The Golden Flashes and the Zips combine to average 11.9 more points per game than the over/under of 150.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 141 points per game, 9.5 less than the point total in this game.
  • The Golden Flashes average point total in matchups this season is 155.2, 4.7 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average total for Zips games this year is 2.3 less points than the point total of 150.5 in this outing.

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Kent State Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Golden Flashes have covered seven times in 10 contests.
  • The Golden Flashes fare well when favored by at least 1.5 points, posting a 5-2-1 record against the spread.
  • Golden Flashes games have played to the total or above 5 times in 10 games this season.

Akron Betting Information

  • Akron has a 6-4 record against the spread, covering in 60.0% of their games.
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Zips have fared well, going 4-2 against the spread.
  • Akron and its opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 5 of 10.

Head to Head

Kent State vs Akron (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2020 Akron -5.5 143 -253 +200 Regular Season 79-76 AKRON
1/31/2020 Kent State -1.5 145.5 -127 +103 Regular Season 68-67 KENTST
3/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-65 KENTST
2/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-53 AKRON

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Kent State Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Golden Flashes is Danny Pippen, who puts up 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
  • Kent State’s best passer is Giovanni Santiago, who averages 4.1 assists per game to go with his 8.1 PPG scoring average.
  • Michael Nuga’s 2.8 made threes per game lead the Golden Flashes.
  • Malique Jacobs and Pippen lead Kent State on the defensive end, with Jacobs leading the team in steals averaging 1.7 per game and Pippen in blocks averaging 1.5 per contest.

Akron Leaders

  • Loren Cristian Jackson’s points (21.4 per game) and assists (6.5 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Zips’ leaderboards.
  • Enrique Freeman’s stat line of 9.5 rebounds, 8.4 points and 0.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Akron rebounding leaderboard.
  • Bryan Trimble Jr. knocks down 3.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Zips.
  • Akron’s leader in steals is Trimble (0.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Freeman (1.4 per game).
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