Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes, MAC Conference game. The third against the fourth best team in the conference. Tonight the advantage is the Zips despite not having the best record in the season, the team plays at home where they have only one defeat in the season. The Golden Flashes have a better record in the conference and overall, but with few victories on the road compared to the Zips. The record of the Golden Flashes has been affected by the low performance in the season.
Akron Zips: Good record at home.
The Zips this season have five wins and four losses in the conference, barely a positive record in the MAC with 13-9 overall. The last game was a defeat for the Zips against the Toledo Rockets on the road 63-52. At home the record is solid with ten wins and only one loss, the winning streak at home is currently six games since December. Four of the last wins were against teams from the WEST Division at the MAC Confeference, almost all with similar records at the conference with the Zips.
At home the Zips are scoring an average of 72.4 points per game, 24.82 FG points, 9.82 three points and 66.0% free throw shots per game. The defense is strong at home allowing only 57.1 points per game, 20.82 FG points and up to 6.36 three pointers.
In the ATS the record is negative with 3-6-0 for the Zips at home. 0-4 in the last four games, all conference rivals in the West Division. The Zips could not complete any spread, from -10.0 against Western Michigan to the lowest number of points against Northern ILL -5.0.
Kent State Golden Flashes: Third place.
The Golden Flashses have not had a bad season, 17 wins and only five losses is a good number, in addition the team is third in the EAST division of the MAC with six wins and only three defeats in the conference. The last two games were victories against conference rivals Ball State 83-80 and Miami Ohio 70-67. On the road the record is positive with six victories and only two defeats. 2-1 in the last three games on the road.
On the road the team is scoring an average of 72.8 points per game, 23.88 FG points, 72.4% free throw shots and 9.62 three pointers. The defense is weak on the road allowing up to 74.9 points, 26.50 FG points with 6.75 three pointers.
The Golden Flashes have a good record in the ATS with 5-3-0 so far. 4-1 in the last five games, most of those games against conference rivals and the spreads all with an average of +4.0. The last two games +4.5 against conference opponents.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes 02/08/2019 is: take the Kent State Golden Flashes +4.0 (Point Spread).
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