Money Line Pick
These are two of the best teams in the East Division in the MAC Conference as they sit in 2nd and 3rd place. Akron enters this game with a record of 16-5, which includes a 6-2 conference record, putting them in 2nd place in the division. The Zips saw their two-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday following a home loss against the Buffalo Bulls by a score of 74-77. They will look to rebound following the loss when they travel to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes. Meanwhile, the Golden Flashes are in a two-team tie for 3rd place with Buffalo in the division with a conference record of 5-3 and an overall record of 15-6. Kent State is on a two-game winning streak, which includes an 83-70 road win against Toledo on Tuesday. I look for Kent State to come away with the win against Akron at home.
Over Under Pick
Both teams are two of the highest-scoring teams in the country. Akron enters this game averaging 77.29 points per game, which ranks 47th in college basketball. Defensively, the Zips have also been impressive, limiting opponents to an average of 65.90 per game. Meanwhile, Kent State enters this game averaging the 31st most points per game with 78.29. They aren’t as great defensively as the Zips. However, they are still holding opponents to under 70 points per game. I look for the under 148 points to be the better play in this game.