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MAC Tournament - Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats College Basketball Betting Preview

The Ohio Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Friday when they play host to the Kent State Golden Flashes at Quicken Loans Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio Bobcats bring a 20-10 record (12-13-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-13 Golden Flashes, who are 14-13-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Ohio go 13-12-1 so far and the Kent State Golden Flashes go 14-15.

The Bobcats - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio is rated No. 52 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 113.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ohio's No. 76-ranked scoring average of 77.37 PPG, against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense rated No. 151 and allowing 72.73 PPG. The Ohio Bobcats FG% has averaged 45.46% to date this season, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes shooters have managed so far (42.59% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes got 24 points from Jimmy Hall as Kent State ran past Buffalo 68-65 on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bobcats got 24 points from Jaaron Simmons as Ohio ran past Toledo 67-66 on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games
  • Kent State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Ohio
  • Ohio is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Ohio's last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games
  • Ohio is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Kent State

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