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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Millett Hall Saturday as host Miami (Ohio) looks to handle the Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA hoops action.
The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 13-9-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the RedHawks are 10-13-1 ATS. Kent State is 14-8 against the total, while Miami (Ohio) is 13-9 versus the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the RedHawks as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The RedHawks - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Golden Flashes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami (Ohio) is rated No. 333 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 143. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-63 win for the Golden Flashes.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Flashes is ranked No. 173 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with Miami (Ohio)’s No. 336 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami (Ohio) is the No. 210-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Kent State rates No. 83 at 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Kent State, they were an 83-81 winner as they battled Buffalo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Randal Holt went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds, leading Kent State over Buffalo, 83-81, on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.
Miami (Ohio) was a 52-44 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) got 16 points from Allen Roberts but lost anyway, 52-44, to Bowling Green on Wednesday at Stroh Center.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Akron are 4-6
After playing Bowling Green are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Golden Flashes at RedHawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State
Kent State home to Bowling Green, Tuesday, March 5
Miami (Ohio) at Akron, Tuesday, March 5