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MAC Tournament - Kent State Golden Flashes host Buffalo Bulls in college basketball action

Buffalo BullsKent State Golden Flashes
March 14, 6:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Flashes in Kent State at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MAC Tournament. The game is being played at Quicken Loans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Kent State will face the 14-19 Bulls, who own a 13-18 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 14-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 16-9-2 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 111 (Golden Flashes) and the No. 164 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-68 result in favor of the Golden Flashes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kent State's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 71.7 PPG, against a Bulls defense rated No. 191 and allowing 67.2 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, less than the Bulls shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo was a 76-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Will Regan poured in a team-high 36 points for Buffalo on Wednesday, as they defeated Ball State 76-61 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Akron on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Kent State earned a 68-64 victory over Akron on Friday, getting 19 points from Darren Goodson at James A. Rhodes Arena.