Akron vs kent state ats prediction

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What is the over/under for Kent State vs Akron?

The Zips beat Northern Illinois 70-64 in their last matchup. Akron is third in the MAC standings with a 9-3 conference mark, half a game ahead of Kent State’s 9-4 MAC record. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Zips at -3 in the latest Kent State vs. Akron odds, while the over-under for total points is set at 130.

How do the Kent State Golden Flashes and Akron Zips compare?

MAC rivals battle it out when the Kent State Golden Flashes (14-9) go on the road to play the Akron Zips (16-6) on Friday night. On Tuesday, Kent State topped Bowling Green 76-68 to win its fifth straight game. On the other side, Akron has won three straight games. The Zips beat Northern Illinois 70-64 in their last matchup.

What is the difference between Kent State’s and Akron’s MAC records?

On Tuesday, Kent State topped Bowling Green 76-68 to win its fifth straight game. On the other side, Akron has won three straight games. The Zips beat Northern Illinois 70-64 in their last matchup. Akron is third in the MAC standings with a 9-3 conference mark, half a game ahead of Kent State’s 9-4 MAC record.

What happened in the Kent State-Akron basketball series?

Kent State advanced with wins over Miami (Ohio) and Ohio and swept the two-game regular-season series from Akron. The series between the two programs separated by fewer than 15 miles of Northeast Ohio pavement has been a close one over recent years.

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What you need to know about Kent State

The Golden Flashes fell short on Tuesday as they fell 65-63 to the Northern Illinois Huskies. Sincere Carry and Malique Jacobs both had 16 points in the loss and Jacobs added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.


What you need to know about Akron

Meanwhile, the Ball State Cardinals typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday the Zips proved too difficult a challenge. Akron took their matchup against Ball State 84-74 and shot an impressive 53.4 percent from the floor.


How to make Kent State vs. Akron picks

The model is leaning over and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.


Outlook

It’s Wagon Wheel Week in northeast Ohio, as Akron makes the 13-mile trek to Kent State to try to put an end to its FBS-worst 19-game losing streak. The Zips haven’t come out the victors since October 27, 2018, when they beat Central Michigan at home.


Injury Concerns

Akron:
Running back Cole Gest and quarterback Kato Nelson are questionable with undisclosed issues.


When Akron Has the Ball

Thank goodness for Bowling Green. If not for the pathetic Falcons’ attack, Akron’s passing game would rank as the weakest in the MAC. The Zips don’t move the ball quickly, as their game plan is built on slowly gaining first downs and trying to keep the other team’s offense off the field.


When Kent State Has the Ball

The easiest thing to say about Dustin Crum is that he’s playing like a senior. With six touchdowns and just one interception to his name, he’s been a big reason why the Flashes have the top passing offense in the conference.


Betting Trends

This series has been very favorable to bettors who have been willing to ride with Kent State. The Flashes have covered in five of the last six matchups between the teams, including each of the past three meetings at Dix Stadium.


Weather Report

Snow showers are set for the morning, but things should clear up for the evening, creating a cold but clear night in Kent. Temperatures are set to fall into the low 30s with the wind blowing west-northwest at seven miles per hour.

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