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Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Preview

Kent State Golden FlashesOhio Bobcats
15-13March 01, 2014, 02:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center19-9

The Ohio Bobcats will be trying to slam the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday when the teams tip off at Ohio University Convocation Center in college betting action.

The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 11-11 ATS. Kent State is 15-10 against the total, while Ohio is 10-10-1 versus the number.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Ohio in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 143 (Bobcats) and the No. 170 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Kent State was a 73-66 loser on the road against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Devareaux Manley scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Flashes to a win (they lost 73-66 to Bowling Green at Stroh Center on Wednesday).

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 69-64 loser as they battled Buffalo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Ohio suffered a 69-64 loss against Buffalo on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Nick Kellogg in a losing effort at Ohio University Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ohio has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 71.64 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 107 allowing on average 68.75 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 45.64% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.11% per game.

A few Golden Flashes at Bobcats trends to consider:
Kent State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Kent State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games
Kent State is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Ohio is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Ohio is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Ohio is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, March 4th
Ohio at Bowling Green, Tuesday, March 4th