Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Toledo Rockets - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (10-7) at Kent State Golden Flashes (12-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes look to contain the high scoring offense of the Toledo Rockets.
Few teams can match the potent scoring machine known as the Toledo Rockets which is their key to success. If the Rockets can push the score in to the 70's their chance of winning rises but that wasn't the case in Saturday's 81-78 defeat to visiting Western Michigan in overtime. The Broncos sank half their looks with Toledo staying close on 39.7% with a handful of extra shots and five more makes at the foul line. Julius Brown kept his team in the game with a high of 31 points and five helpers on 12-23 from the floor with JD Weatherspoon netting 17 points and hauling in ten rebounds. Justin Drummond and Jordan Lauf scored 12 points and seven points respectively with a combined eleven rebounds.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are the exact opposite of their counterparts in that they rely more on defense then scoring prowess as opponents are outscored 66-61. After dropping the conference opener to Bowling Green, Kent State has bounced back with three consecutive victories following a 69-59 win versus Ohio Saturday as a seven point favorite. The Golden Flashes opened up an eleven point lead after 20 minutes and held serve the rest of the way with the Bobcats limited to 34% marksmanship with the home team making 40% shooting work with four more threes making the difference. The offense saw 18 points from Derek Jackson on 5-9 from the field with Kris Brewer adding 14 points and five helpers. Jimmy Hall and Chris Ortiz tossed in scored 12 and ten points to round out the top producers.
The Rockets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Toledo are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 17-8-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. loss. The Golden Flashes are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games while going 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. Pace wins this one with the Rockets liking it fast and Kent State slower...