Kent State vs. Akron: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Kent State vs. Akron: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Kent State Golden Flashes (26-6, 15-3 MAC) will host the Akron Zips (22-10, 13-5 MAC) after winning 16 home games in a row.

Kent State won its most recent game against Northern Illinois, 76-57, on Thursday. Malique Jacobs was its leading scorer with 19 points. Akron was victorious in its most recent game versus Buffalo, 101-77, on Thursday. Xavier Castaneda was its leading scorer with 31 points.

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

This matchup between the Golden Flashes and Zips is set to start on Friday, March 10, 2023. You can expect the opening tip at 7:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Kent State vs. Akron

The Golden Flashes and Zips will hit the floor at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for this matchup on March 10, and if you’d like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on CBS Sports.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Akron Zips Game Preview

Kent State Stats, Odds & Insights

Kent State is outscoring opponents by 10.9 points per game with a +350 scoring differential overall. It puts up 76.0 points per game (78th in college basketball) and gives up 65.1 per contest (44th in college basketball).

The 76.0 points the Golden Flashes average are 9.4 more than the Zips concede.

Kent State hits 1.4 more threes per game than the opposition, 7.8 (133rd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 6.4.

Offensively, the Golden Flashes have played better at home this season, scoring 83.9 points per game, compared to 68.3 per game in road games.

In its last 10 games, Kent State has been putting up 77.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 76.0 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Akron Stats, Odds & Insights

Akron has a +260 scoring differential, topping opponents by 8.1 points per game. It is putting up 74.7 points per game, 111th in college basketball, and is giving up 66.6 per outing to rank 72nd in college basketball.

The Zips’ 74.7 points per game are 9.6 more than the Golden Flashes give up.

Akron makes 9.2 three-pointers per game (31st in college basketball) at a 35.6% rate (104th in college basketball), compared to the 6.5 per game its opponents make, at a 35.1% rate.

The Zips are putting up more points at home (79.9 per game) than away (69.8).

While Akron is averaging 74.7 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark over its previous 10 games, tallying 80.2 a contest.

Golden Flashes Key Players to Watch

Golden Flashes Leaders
Sincere Carry 32 17.3 3.7 4.9 1.8 0.2 1.8
Malique Jacobs 31 12.8 5.0 3.6 2.7 0.8 0.6
Miryne Thomas 32 10.1 5.4 0.8 1.2 0.7 1.9
Jalen Sullinger 32 8.4 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 1.6
Giovanni Santiago 23 7.5 1.8 1.7 1.1 0.2 1.4

Zips Key Players to Watch

Zips Leaders
Xavier Castaneda 30 21.8 4.3 2.9 1.0 0.1 3.6
Enrique Freeman 32 16.5 11.0 1.9 0.6 1.1 0.0
Trendon Hankerson 32 9.0 4.0 2.1 0.9 0.5 2.3
Sammy Hunter 32 8.2 2.8 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.5
Greg Tribble 31 6.3 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.