Ohio Bobcats vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 1/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (15-5) at Ohio Bobcats (12-7)
College Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Ohio University Convocation Center)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to play the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC game on Friday.
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-7 (3-4) and are coming off of a win against Toledo by a score of 81-79. Ohio has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently in 5th place in the MAC East Division. Ohio is averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 74.3 points per game. Ohio is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Antonio Campbell is averaging 15.6 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for Ohio. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 14.6 points per game and 7.8 assists per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 76.1% on free throws, 38% on three-pointers, and 47% on all field goal attempts.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 15-5 (6-1) and are coming off of a win against Eastern Michigan by a score of 73-58. Kent State has won 5 games in a row and is currently in 1st place of the MAC East Division. Kent State is averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 70.7 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Jimmy Hall is averaging 15.7 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for Kent State. Xavier Pollard is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
Kent State defeated Ohio by a score of 89-82 on January 16th. Kent State led by 1 point at halftime and pulled away in the second half. Antonio Campbell led Ohio with 21 points and 9 rebounds, while Xavier Pollard led Kent State with 23 points. Kent State was out rebounded by Ohio by a total of 37-33, but was able to add 10 assists in their victory.
Kent State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Kent State is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 8-3 in Kent State’s last 11 games. Ohio is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. Ohio is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The over is 8-2 in Ohio’s last 10 conference games. Kent State is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Kent State has been very impressive this season and has been able to take control of the MAC East Division. Ohio has been playing better lately, after struggling to start conference play. Kent State is allowing fewer points per game than Ohio and will have the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Kent State on the road here.