Kent State vs. Akron: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Kent State vs. Akron: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Kent State Golden Flashes (24-6, 14-3 MAC) will host the Akron Zips (21-9, 13-4 MAC) after winning 14 home games in a row.

In its previous game, Kent State topped Ohio on Tuesday, 82-75. Its high scorer was Sincere Carry with 23 points. Akron won its previous game against Ball State, 87-83, on Tuesday. Xavier Castaneda led the way with 29 points, and also had three boards and one assist.

When is Kent State vs. Akron and when does it start?

This game between the Golden Flashes and Zips will begin on Friday, March 3, 2023. Expect to see the opening tip at 6:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Kent State vs. Akron

The Golden Flashes and Zips will take to the court at MAC Center for this matchup on March 3, and if you would like to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPNU.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips Game Preview

Kent State Stats, Odds & Insights

Kent State averages 75.6 points per game (88th in college basketball) while giving up 64.7 per outing (38th in college basketball). It has a +326 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 10.9 points per game.

The Golden Flashes post 10.1 more points than the Zips allow (65.5).

Kent State knocks down 7.9 three-pointers per game (127th in college basketball), 1.5 more than its opponents (6.4). It is shooting 33.6% from deep (220th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 30.9%.

Offensively, the Golden Flashes have fared better at home this year, averaging 83.6 points per game, compared to 68.3 per game in road games.

Kent State’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, racking up 76.3 points per contest compared to the 75.6 it has averaged this season.

Akron Stats, Odds & Insights

Akron has a +241 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.0 points per game. It is putting up 73.5 points per game, 134th in college basketball, and is allowing 65.5 per contest to rank 54th in college basketball.

The Zips put up 8.8 more points per game (73.5) than the Golden Flashes allow (64.7).

Akron hits 9.1 three-pointers per game (35th in college basketball), 2.6 more than its opponents. It shoots 35.3% from beyond the arc (122nd in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 35.4%.

At home, the Zips average 79.9 points per game. On the road, they average 68.4.

In its previous 10 games, Akron is putting up 78.1 points per game, 4.6 more than its season average (73.5).

Golden Flashes Key Players to Watch

Golden Flashes Leaders
Sincere Carry 30 16.9 3.7 4.9 1.8 0.2 1.8
Malique Jacobs 29 12.6 5.0 3.6 2.8 0.7 0.6
Miryne Thomas 30 10.3 5.0 0.7 1.1 0.7 2.0
Jalen Sullinger 30 8.5 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.5
Giovanni Santiago 23 7.5 1.8 1.7 1.1 0.2 1.4

Zips Key Players to Watch

Zips Leaders
Xavier Castaneda 28 21.8 4.2 2.8 1.0 0.1 3.6
Enrique Freeman 30 16.2 11.1 2.0 0.6 1.1 0.0
Trendon Hankerson 30 9.0 4.0 2.2 0.8 0.5 2.2
Sammy Hunter 30 7.4 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.4
Greg Tribble 29 6.4 2.8 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.0

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.