The Akron Zips will go head-to-head with the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC matchup on Friday night. Akron secured a home win against Ball State, while Kent State defeated Ohio in their previous game. Akron won their first encounter this season against Kent State with a score of 67-55 at home.
Akron has a 13-4 MAC record and is currently ranked third in the conference. Although they suffered a heavy loss to Toledo last weekend, they recovered with wins over Western Michigan and Ball State. Xavier Castaneda has been a star performer for Akron, scoring at least 23 points in three of his last four games, including 30 against Buffalo. In contrast, Trendon Hankerson has struggled lately, averaging only 9 points per game on 37% shooting. Akron has a ranking of 105th in the ratings, with an average of 73.5 points per game scored and 65.5 points conceded.
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Kent State has a chance to claim a share of the MAC regular-season title with a win and a Toledo loss, as they currently hold a 14-3 conference record. The team has won eight of their last ten games, with losses to Akron and Ball State. Sincere Carry has been a standout player for Kent State, scoring over 20 points in two of his last three games and averaging 16.8 points and 4.9 assists per game. Malique Jacobs has also been in good form, shooting over 50% in four of his last five games and averaging 12.6 points per game on a 38% field goal percentage. Miryne Thomas has contributed an average of 10.4 points and 5 rebounds per game. Kent State is ranked 75th in ratings, with an average of 75.6 points scored per game and conceding just 64.7 points per game. They have a perfect record of 14-0 at home this season.
Akron Zips vs Kent State Golden Flashes Game Information
- Date: 03/03/2023
- Time: 06:00 PM ET
- Location: M.A.C. Center, Kent, OH.
- How to Watch Akron vs Kent St : ESPNU
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Akron vs Kent St Betting Lines
Akron is +150 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $150.On the other side, Kent St is -175 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $57.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Akron at a 40.00% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kent St has 63.64% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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