Kent State vs Akron Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/16/24

Akron (23-10) vs Kent State (17-16)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Akron -4.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Kent State vs Akron betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Saturday, March 16th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. We will take a look at: 

-The Kent State Golden Flashes recent form and recent player performance

-The Akron Zips recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Kent State vs Akron.

Strong Win for Kent State

On Saturday, Kent State faced off against Bowling Green and the defense gave up only 60 points and they ended up winning by 13 points. At halftime they were up 34-28 and they didn’t look back in the second half. Jalen Sullinger had a strong game putting up 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Kent State on the season is averaging 75.2 points while their defense is giving up 71.6 points per game. Jalen Sullinger is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Akron Coming off Close Victory

Akron on Friday faced off against the Ohio Bobcats and they were able to secure the 65-62 victory. In the first half the offense only scored 16 points, but in the second half the offense scored 49 points on the way to the victory. Akron is averaging 74.4 points while their defense is giving up 66 points per game. The offense is good, but in this game they can’t get out to a slow start like they did on Friday. Enrique Freeman has been the top player averaging 18.4 points while grabbing 12.98 rebounds per game. 

Kent State vs Akron Betting Prediction

Akron is averaging 74.4 points per game and they are going to get out to the faster start here. Kent State’s defense is giving up 71.6 points per game and they are going to really struggle to defend here. Akron is going to score at least 75 points here and that is going to be enough for them to pull away early in this game. Back Akron to win this game with ease and to cover the spread also.

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

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