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Kent State Has Owned Ohio in MACtion

The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to extend their lead in the MAC when they visit the Ohio Bobcats Friday. Kent State has been winning on the court and at the betting window when they face Ohio as the Golden Flashes are 4-0 SU and ATS in the past four games against the Bobcats. These two teams met earlier this month in a game Kent State won 89-82, which saw the guard duo of Kellon Thomas and Xavier Pollard combine for 43 points.

Shark Bites
  • Ohio is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their past 10 when favored by two points or more.
  • Ohio is 4-12 SU and ATS in their last 16 games within the MAC.
  • Kent State 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.

Kent State has won five consecutive games with their defense holding opponents to 67 points per game, but Ohio was the only team to score more than 70 points in that span. Jimmy Hall has proven to be a difficult player to handle during the winning streak as the junior has averaged 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds with two double-doubles in that span.

Ohio limps into this second meeting against Kent State with the Bobcats going 3-3 in the past six games that included losing a 20-point lead in their last outing, which they ultimately won by just two points. Antonio Campbell had one of his best games of the season when these teams met a couple weeks ago when he tallied 21 points and nine rebounds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Ohio Bobcats to cover the point spread in this one found them as -2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ohio Bobcats battles the Kent State Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 15-5 mark (8-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 9-5-1 for the Ohio Bobcats and 11-5 for the Kent State Golden Flashes.

This game puts the Ohio Bobcats, most recently No. 181 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Kent State Golden Flashes, who rate No. 178 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 72-rated offensive output, at 77.84 PPG. The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 136 allowing on average 70.65 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 46.96% so far, more than the Ohio Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.37% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Khaliq Spicer en route to a 73-58 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday at Memorial A .

The Bobcats grabbed a 81-79 win over the Rockets on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Kenny Kaminski at Savage Arena.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at Central Michigan, Tuesday, February 2nd
Ohio at Akron, Tuesday, February 2nd