Kent State Golden Flashes visit Ohio Bobcats in college basketball clash
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Odds
The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ohio University Convocation Center against the Ohio Bobcats.
Ohio battles the Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 14-11 mark (11-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-7-2 for the Bobcats and 12-7 for the Golden Flashes.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Ohio Bobcats as 12-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio is rated No. 125 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 153. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-73 win for the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Flashes is ranked No. 205 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 308 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 18-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Kent State rates No. 94 at 7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kent State owns the country's No. 100-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. Ohio, on the other hand, rates No. 51 in scoring at home.
Kent State won its last outing, an 87-70 result against Miami (Ohio) on February 13. They covered in that game as an 8-point favorite. Kent State got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Chris Evans en route to an 87-70 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.
Ohio won its last outing, an 82-63 result against Central Michigan on February 13. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. Ohio got 17 points from Walter Offutt en route to an 82-63 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 0-1
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Flashes at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Kent State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Ohio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
Ohio is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Kent State
Kent State at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, February 23
Ohio home to Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 20