The No. 2 seed Kent State Golden Flashes (23-9, 16-4 MAC) are favored by two points in the MAC Tournament over the No. 4 seed Akron Zips (23-9, 14-6 MAC). The teams will hit the court Saturday at 7:30 PM, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Golden Flashes vs. Zips

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Kent State vs Akron Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Kent State -2 124.5

Kent State Betting Stats & Information

  • The Golden Flashes are 16-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 76.2% of those games).
  • Kent State has a 12-5 record (winning 70.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Kent State’s ATS record is 17-11-2 this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2-point favorites this season, the Golden Flashes are 8-7-2 against the spread.
  • Kent State games have gone over the point total in 11 out of 30 opportunities (36.7%).
  • The Golden Flashes’ average point total in outings this year is 138.8, 14.3 points higher than the over/under in this game.

Akron Betting Stats & Info

  • The Zips have won seven of the 10 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Akron has a record of 5-2 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +113 on the moneyline.
  • Akron has covered the spread in a game 16 times this year (16-14-0).
  • In games they were an underdog in by 2 points or more so far this year, the Zips went 6-1 against the spread.
  • This year, Akron’s games have hit the over 13 times out of 31 chances.
  • The average over/under in Zips games this year is 12.0 more points than the point total of 124.5 in this outing.

Kent State vs. Akron Season Stat Comparison

Kent State Rank Kent State AVG Akron AVG Akron Rank
156th 71.5 Points Scored 71.1 167th
47th 64.3 Points Allowed 63.1 30th
126th 32.9 Rebounds 32.7 135th
117th 9.1 Off. Rebounds 8.5 165th
162nd 7.5 3pt Made 7.8 129th
205th 12.5 Assists 11.8 264th
231st 11.4 Turnovers 10.9 281st

This Matchup’s Impact Players

Kent State Golden Flashes Leaders

  • The Golden Flashes leader in points and assists is Sincere Carry, who scores 18.5 points per game along with 4.9 assists.
  • Malique Jacobs is Kent State’s best rebounder, grabbing an average of 7.8 boards in each contest while scoring 12.5 points per game.
  • The Golden Flashes get the most three-point shooting production out of Carry, who knocks down 2.3 threes per game.

Akron Zips Leaders

  • Ali Ali’s points (14.2 per game) and assists (2.5 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Zips’ leaderboards.
  • Enrique Freeman’s stat line of 10.9 rebounds, 12.9 points and 1.3 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Akron rebounding leaderboard.
  • Xavier Castaneda is the top shooter from deep for the Zips, hitting 2.3 threes per game.

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