Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (18-10) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (10-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to play the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks are 10-18 (4-11) and are coming off of a win against Akron by a score of 77-64. Miami has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently last in the MAC East standings. Miami is averaging 62.6 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Miami is also averaging 32 rebounds per game and 9.9 assists per game. Eric Washington is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Miami. Geovonie McKnight is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the RedHawks. Miami is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 30.3% on three-pointers, and 40.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 18-10 (9-6) and are coming off of a loss to Buffalo by a score of 87-70. Kent State has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC standings. Kent State defeated Miami by a score of 76-68 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Kent State is averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Jimmy Hall is averaging 16.4 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for Kent State. Kellon Thomas is averaging 12.3 points per game and 2.3 assists per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 68.6% on free throws. 32.7% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
Kent State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. Kent State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The over is 6-1 in Kent State’s last 7 games. Miami is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Miami’s last 4 games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Miami has struggled this season, but will be at home for this matchup. Kent State has been much better than Miami this season and should be able to win this game. Miami has troubles on offense, averaging only about 63 points per game. Kent State is much better on offense and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Kent State here.