Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Can Golden Flashes Maintain Perfect Home Record?)

Kent State vs Akron Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Can Golden Flashes Maintain Perfect Home Record?)


Kent State vs Akron Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Kent State (24-6, 14-3 MAC) vs. Akron (21-9, 13-4 MAC)
  • Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center -- Kent, Ohio
  • Coverage: ESPNU

Friday, March 3's NCAA college basketball schedule features a competitive MAC matchup between the Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips.

Kent State improved to 6-1 in its last seven games with an 82-75 victory over Ohio on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Akron won for the fourth time in its last five outings thanks to Xavier Castaneda's game-high 29 points in an 87-83 win against Ball State.

So, which of these MAC programs will continue its winning ways once the dust settles tonight?

Kent State vs Akron Odds & Spread

Kent State enters this contest as the home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Kent State vs Akron Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Kent State is 17-10-0 this year.
  • Against the spread as 4.5-point favorites or more, the Golden Flashes are 13-8.
  • This season, eight of Kent State's 27 games have hit the over.
  • Against the spread, Akron is 13-15-0 this season.
  • The Zips have no wins ATS (0-4) as a 4.5-point underdog or greater this year.
  • There have been 14 Akron games (out of 28) that hit the over this year.
Kent State Rank Kent State AVG Akron AVG Akron Rank
90th 75.6 Points Scored 73.5 133rd
38th 64.7 Points Allowed 65.5 58th
156th 32.1 Rebounds 32.5 133rd
115th 9.2 Off. Rebounds 8.8 158th
120th 7.9 3pt Made 9.1 30th
227th 12.5 Assists 13.4 157th
102nd 11.2 Turnovers 10.5 42nd

Kent State vs Akron Prediction & Pick

Kent State has been rock solid at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center this season. The Golden Flashes own a perfect 14-0 record at home and a lot of that has to do with strong defensive play. They surrender 65.8 PPG on 39.9% shooting while forcing 16.7 turnovers per game in their own backyard.

Though Akron has found some recent momentum, it was blown out 84-63 by Toledo in its last road game. The Zips shoot the ball significantly worse on the road (40.7%) than they do at home (46.5%). Considering that they also lost by 12 points on their last trip to Kent, OH, it's hard to imagine the Zips' road luck changing.

Kent State has done what it takes to stay perfect at home and I don't see that streak ending tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Kent State: 70 | Akron: 64

Kent State vs Akron Best Bet

There's a good chance that there won't be a ton of offense tonight. First of all, the under is 5-1 in Akron's last six road games, having a lot to do with the fact that it averages just 66.1 PPG on the road. Secondly, the under is also 4-2 in Kent State's last six outings overall.

The under has been hit in each of the last six Kent State-Akron clashes at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, averaging a 131.8-point total over that span. After the two sides combined for only 122 points exactly one month ago, I expect another low-scoring affair on the way.

Bet: Under 134.5 Points (-110)

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