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Kent State vs. Ohio - 1/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio Bobcats (8-7) at Kent State Golden Flashes (7-9)

College Basketball: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )

The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Ohio Bobcats and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Friday in college basketball action at the MAC Center.

The Ohio Bobcats look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 77.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Mike Laster is averaging 16.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while Teyvion Kirk is averaging 14.5 points and 3.3 assists. Jordan Dartis is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Mickle is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Ohio Bobcats have lost four straight road games.

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Kent State vs. Ohio - 1/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kent State Golden Flashes also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 72.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jaylin Walker is averaging 17.3 points and 2.2 assists while Adonis De La Rosa is averaging 11.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kevin Zabo is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Avery is dishing four assists. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won five of their last seven home games.

The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American. The Golden Flashes are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Mid-American, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Kent St., 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Kent State Golden Flashes are just 4-7 ATS this season and have an offense that can struggle for long stretches. The Ohio Bobcats haven't had any road success this season, but they're a team that has some balance to them, and they can really takeover a game at times with their outside shooting. Kent State has had the upperhand over Ohio in past meetings, but the Golden Flashes aren't in good form right now. I'll lay the bucket with the road team.

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