Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Buffalo Bulls - 1/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (7-7) at Kent State Golden Flashes (10-4)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes shoot for another conference win when the Buffalo Bulls visit Friday.
For a team like the Buffalo Bulls the non conference slate might let you know where your team needs improvement but it’s league play that is likely the key to the postseason. The Bulls got off on the wrong foot in that regard by dropping the MAC opener to the Akron Zips by a 75-71 count on Tuesday as a 2.5 point home dog. UB defended the shot well at 40% allowed but the Golden Flashes nailed 12 long balls. The Bulls countered with 45.5% shooting which meant nothing with 19 turnovers squandering opportunities. Willie Connor led the Buffalo offense with 16 points and seven rebounds with Blake Hamilton tossing in 15. Lamonte Bearden added 12 points and six pulls while Ikenna Smart chipped in with nine points.
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He Kent State Golden Flashes had a successful opening to their conference schedule but it was far from easy with an 84-81, overtime victory at Western Michigan on Tuesday night for win number three in a row. Both teams sank shots in the 44%-46% range but he Golden Flashes took advantage of 19 Broncos giveaways for a crucial eleven extra looks which were turned in to three baskets. Jimmy Hall was Kent State’s go to guy with a team high 21 points and seven boards while Marvin Johnson netted 15 points on a combined 13-22 from the field. Chris Ortiz added12 points and six pulls while Khaliq Spicer contributed eight points and five yanks.
The over is 6-2 in Buffalo last 8 Friday games and the Bulls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Friday games while the over is 43-20-2 in their last 65 vs. Mid-American. Kent State are 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Golden Flashes can play things close to the vest so I’ll take the points…