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Ohio Bobcats Face the Kent State Golden Flashes: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Ohio Bobcats at Memorial A & C Center on Friday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Kent State Golden Flashes to cover the point spread in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio Bobcats will look to cover the spread vs the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, as the Bobcats are 4-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Flashes are 4-8 ATS. Ohio is 7-3 against the total, while Kent State is 6-6 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Kent State Golden Flashes, most recently No. 209 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Ohio Bobcats, who rate No. 247 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kent State's No. 160-ranked offense, averaging 73.75 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 193 at 75 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 42.53% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio got 17 points from Teyvion Kirk but lost anyway, 75-68, to Ball State on Tuesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

The Golden Flashes endured a 80-69 loss at the hands of the RedHawks on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Adonis De La Rosa at Millett Hall.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio home to Toledo, Tuesday, January 16th
Kent State at Western Michigan, Tuesday, January 16th