Kent State vs Akron: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 5, 2021 - Last Updated on February 7, 2021

The Kent State Golden Flashes (10-2) are 1.5-point favorites as they attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the Akron Zips (8-4) on Friday, February 5, 2021 at MAC Center. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under set at 150.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 5, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Golden Flashes (-1.5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Golden Flashes favored by 1.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (4.6 points). Put your money on the Golden Flashes.

Pick OU:
Over (150.5)

The DraftKings total for this game, 150.5 points, and the model’s projected total, 150.6 points, are only 0.1 points apart.

Prediction: Kent State 78, Akron 73

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Golden Flashes’ average implied point total this season is 3.1 more points than their implied total in Friday’s game (79.1 implied points on average compared to 76 implied points in this game).
  • Kent State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (76) 10 times.
  • The Zips’ average implied point total on the season (76.3 points) is 1.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (75 points).
  • Akron has scored more than 75 points in seven games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Kent State and Akron Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Flashes 7-2-1 5-2-1 5-5
Zips 6-4 4-2 5-5

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Kent State

Akron
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/2/2021 Miami (OH) Win 77-68 2/2/2021 Toledo Loss 91-76
1/30/2021 Central Michigan Win 81-76 1/30/2021 Ball State Win 74-42
1/27/2021 Bowling Green Win 96-91 1/26/2021 Eastern Michigan Win 86-61
1/23/2021 Toledo Loss 76-74 1/23/2021 Western Michigan Win 79-68
1/19/2021 Buffalo Win 84-81 1/21/2021 Central Michigan Win 81-67

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