Buffalo vs. Kent State - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (18-9) at Buffalo Bulls (15-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Alumni Arena)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -6.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls and the Kent State Golden Flashes face off on Tuesday in MAC college basketball action.
The Buffalo Bulls are 15-12 this season and they are coming off of a win over Bowling Green that ended a three game losing skid. Buffalo is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.7 percent rom the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.7 points per game and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Lamonte Bearden leads the Bulls averaging 13.6 points per game. Blake Hamilton is averaging 12 points and 6.4 rebounds, C.J. Massinburg is averaging 11.3 points, and Willie Conner is averaging 11 points. Buffalo is 9-4 at home and 8-6 in the MAC.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 18-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Kent State is averaging 74 points per game and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Jimmy Hall leads the Golden Flashes averaging 16.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Kellon Thomas is averaging 12.5 points, Chris Ortiz is averaging 7.6 points, and Khaliq Spicer is averaging 7.8 points. Kent State is 6-5 on the road and 9-5 in the MAC.
Buffalo is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games against Kent State and 6-2 against the spread against Kent State in their last eight games in Buffalo. Kent State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
This looks like too many points in a coin flip kind of game so my play is Kent State.