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Ohio Bobcats home to Golden Flashes in NCAAB betting action

Kent State Golden FlashesOhio Bobcats
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Odds


Ohio University Convocation Center will host Bobcats vs. Golden Flashes action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Ohio battles the Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 12-4 mark (5-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-7 for the Bobcats and 7-7 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Ohio sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 72-rated Bobcats and the No. 103-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-75 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Flashes is ranked No. 124 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Ohio’s No. 141 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 76-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Kent State rates No. 181 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.3 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State won its last outing, a 92-87 result against Bowling Green on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 92-87 win over the Falcons on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Justin Greene at Memorial Athletic Center.

In their last action, Ohio was a 68-63 loser on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 68-63 loss at the hands of the Zips on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from D.J. Cooper at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Akron are 7-3
After playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Golden Flashes at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kent State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Ohio is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 6 games when playing Kent State
Ohio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State

Next up:
Kent State at Akron, Saturday, January 21
Ohio home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 21