Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (19-8) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (11-16)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to the Millett Hall to take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Kent State Golden Flashes improved to 19-8 (10-4 MAC) on the season after defeating the Ohio Bobcats, 64-51, this past Saturday. Kent State shot 37.7% from the field and 38.9% (7-18) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Flashes was Devareaux Manley who had 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal. Kent State is ranked 88th in the RPI Standings and has played the 170th ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Flashes have been led by Jimmy Hall (14.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 apg) and Devareaux Manley (13.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.8 apg). Kent State is averaging 64.7 ppg (ranked 238th) on 42.5% shooting (ranked 223rd). The Golden Flashes average 7.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 89th) on 36.1% shooting beyond the arc (ranked 95th). Kent State is holding their opponents to an average of 60.7 ppg (ranked 44th) on 40.4% shooting (ranked 77th). The Golden Flashes are holding teams to 30.0% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 24th) and pull down 34.89 total rpg (ranked 155th).
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The Miami (OH) Redhawks improved to 11-16 (6-8 MAC) on the season after defeating the Akron Zips, 57-52, this past Saturday. Miami (OH) shot 36.8% from the field and 25.0% (3-12) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Redhawks was Eric Washington who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Miami (OH) is ranked 246th in the RPI Standings and has played the 158th ranked SOS. On the season, the Redhawks have been led by Eric Washington (14.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.4 apg) and Geovonie McKnight (10.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.6 spg). Miami (OH) is averaging 66.0 ppg (ranked 201st) on 44.5% shooting (ranked 115th). The Redhawks average 6.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 212th) on 34.3% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 177th). Miami (OH) is holding their opponents to an average of 69.0 ppg (ranked 251st) on 45.8% shooting (ranked 302nd). The Redhawks average 7.9 spg (ranked 29th) and have a rebound margin of -2.7 (ranked 288th).
The Golden Flashes are 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 road games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS win. The Redhawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall however, just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. win.
Kent State has won three straight games which included a great 76-75 (OT) win at Toledo. Miami (OH) has been playing it's best basketball of the season as they've also won three straight including wins at Bowling Green and at Akron. Kent State is currently leading the MAC by a game and I think that they've be highly motivated to ensure that they stay on pace to win the regular season MAC championship. I'm taking Kent State to cover this small spread.