Akron vs Kent State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/3/23

Kent State Golden Flashes (24-6) vs Akron Zips (20-9)

Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)

Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes -4 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Akron Zips will play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC game on Friday night at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.

Akron Preview

The Akron Zips are 21-9 (13-4) this season after they defeated Western Michigan by a score of 81-64 in their last game. Akron shot 52.7% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the win. The Akron Zips are averaging 73 points per game, 64.9 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 13.4 assists per game. Xavier Castaneda has led the Zips this season with 21.5 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Akron is shooting 43.9% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers this year.

Kent State Preview

The Kent State Golden Flashes are 24-6 (14-3) this season after they defeated Ohio by a score of 82-75 in their last game. Kent State shot 54.4% from the field and was +2 in rebounding margin in the win. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 75.4 points per game, 64.4 points against per game, 35.2 rebounds per game, and 12.5 assists per game. Sincere Carry has led the Golden Flashes this season with 16.6 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and 3.7 rebounds per game. Kent State is shooting 44.8% from the field, 72.1% on free throws, and 33.4% on three pointers this year.


Akron is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Akron’s last 6 road games. Kent State is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 games. The over is 7-3-1 in Kent State’s last 11 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.


Akron comes into this game in third place of the MAC standings and has won three of their last four games, while Kent State is in second place and has won four of their last five games. These two teams have very similar metrics, but Akron has gone 1-2 in their last three road games. Akron has allowed 84 and 90 points in two of their last three road games, while Kent State scored 81 points in their last home game. Give me the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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