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College Basketball Matchup - Kent State Golden Flashes Ohio Bobcats Odds Preview

Ohio BobcatsKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds


The Golden Flashes will be trying to slam the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Memorial Athletic Center in college betting action.

Kent State will face the 23-6 Bobcats, who own a 13-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 14-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 10-12 favoring the OVER.

View Ohio vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Flashes installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Flashes - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kent State is rated No. 117 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ohio is at No. 77. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-73 win for the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 62 at 62.3 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ohio was an 85-61 winner at home against Akron. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bobcats and Zips didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Akron was handed an 85-61 defeat on Sunday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 74-58 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Golden Flashes endured a 74-58 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Carlton Guyton at Stroh Center.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 7-3
After playing Akron are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Akron are 7-3
After playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Ohio is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games at home
Kent State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Ohio
Kent State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Ohio at Miami (Ohio), Friday, March 2
Kent State home to Akron, Friday, March 2