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Kent State Golden Flashes Face the Miami-Ohio RedHawks: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Kent State takes to the basketball court against Miami-Ohio on Saturday, hoping to send the RedHawks to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Millett Hall.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kent State Golden Flashes opened as -4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami-Ohio RedHawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks sit at 9-13 (10-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Kent State Golden Flashes are currently 12-10 (9-9 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Miami-Ohio is 11-8 OU, and Kent State is 11-7 OU.

The Miami-Ohio RedHawks sit at No. 263 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kent State Golden Flashes sit at No. 117 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Miami-Ohio's No. 162-ranked scoring average of 73.18 PPG, against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense rated No. 153 and allowing 72.59 PPG. The Miami-Ohio RedHawks FG% has averaged 43.92% to date this season, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes shooters have managed so far (43.1% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State got 24 points and 24 rebounds from Jimmy Hall en route to a 70-64 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

Miami-Ohio got 16 points from Jake Wright but lost anyway, 83-72, to Bowling Green on Tuesday at Stroh Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 9 games
  • Kent State is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Kent State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kent State's last 10 games on the road
  • Miami-Ohio is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami-Ohio's last 9 games
  • Miami-Ohio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Miami-Ohio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Bowling Green, Tuesday, February 7th
Miami-Ohio at Western Michigan, Tuesday, February 7th