Kent State vs. Miami (Ohio) - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-9) at Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Kent State Golden Flashes square off Tuesday night at the MAC Center.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks are desperate for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 66.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Eric Washington is averaging 14.8 points and 4.5 assists while Geovonie McKnight is averaging 12.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. LJ Livingston is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Willie Moore is dishing 1.5 assists. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. Miami (OH) is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.1 turnovers per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 74.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Hall is averaging 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds while Xavier Pollard is averaging 12.5 points and 3.1 assists. Kellon Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Ortiz is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. Kent State is allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won 15 of their last 18 home games.
The Red Hawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 16-33-3 ATS in their last 52 home games. The Red Hawks are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Kent State and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The RedHawks are in a nasty slump and it starts with an offense that has trouble putting the ball through the hoop. Kent State has found a groove lately and has been great at home. I'll take the Golden Flashes by double digits.