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Akron vs Kent State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MAC Tournament Championship

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Akron vs Kent State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MAC Tournament Championship

The MAC champion will be crowned on Saturday when the No. 2 seed Akron Zips (23-10, 13-5 MAC) and the No. 8 Kent State Golden Flashes (17-16, 8-10 MAC) face off at 7:30 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Akron vs. Kent State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Check out these betting trends and insights before you bet on Saturday's Akron-Kent State spread (Akron -3.5) or total (131.5 points).

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Akron vs. Kent State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Akron has won 16 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 15 times.
  • Kent State has compiled an 11-20-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When the spread is set as 3.5 or more this season, Akron (10-10) covers a higher percentage of those games when it is the favorite (50%) than Kent State (1-6) does as the underdog (14.3%).
  • The Zips have done a better job covering the spread when playing at home (8-4-0) than they have in road games (5-8-0).
  • The Golden Flashes' winning percentage against the spread at home is .231 (3-10-0). On the road, it is .308 (4-9-0).
  • Akron's record against the spread in conference play is 11-9-0.
  • Kent State has seven wins against the spread in 20 MAC games this year.

Akron vs. Kent State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Akron has been the moneyline favorite in 22 games this season and has come away with the win 18 times (81.8%) in those contests.
  • The Zips have a win-loss record of 14-3 when favored by -182 or better by bookmakers this year.
  • Kent State has won 45.5% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (5-6).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +150 or longer, the Golden Flashes have gone 2-5 (28.6%).
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Akron has a 64.5% chance of pulling out a win.

Akron vs. Kent State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Akron is outscoring opponents by 8.4 points per game with a +277 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.4 points per game (156th in college basketball) and allows 66.0 per contest (27th in college basketball).
  • Enrique Freeman leads Akron, averaging 18.6 points per game (65th in college basketball).
  • Kent State's +121 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.6 points per game) is a result of putting up 75.2 points per game (129th in college basketball) while giving up 71.6 per outing (168th in college basketball).
  • Jalen Sullinger paces Kent State, recording 15.3 points per game (258th in college basketball).
  • The Zips win the rebound battle by 4.7 boards on average. They record 36.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 104th in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 32.1 per contest.
  • Freeman's 12.8 rebounds per game lead the Zips and rank first in college basketball play.
  • The 34.6 rebounds per game the Golden Flashes accumulate rank 219th in the nation, 1.4 more than the 33.2 their opponents pull down.
  • Chris Payton's 7.4 rebounds per game lead the Golden Flashes and rank 139th in the country.
  • Akron ranks 75th in college basketball with 99.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 52nd in college basketball defensively with 88.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.
  • The Golden Flashes rank 120th in college basketball averaging 97.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 180th, allowing 92.8 points per 100 possessions.

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