Kent State vs. Bowling Green - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kent State vs. Bowling Green - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bowling Green Falcons (21-8) at Kent State Golden Flashes (18-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)

The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -5 -- Over/Under: 147

TV: ESPN+

The Bowling Green Falcons and the Kent State Golden Flashes meet in college basketball MAC-tion from the MAC Center on Tuesday night.

The Bowling Green Falcons will try to keep pace at the top of the MAC East standings, sitting at 12-4 in conference play after a 73-55 loss to Miami-Ohio last time out. Justin Turner leads the Falcons in scoring with 18.3 PPG while Dylan Frye is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 13.3 PPG and 4 APG while Daeqwon Plowden has 12.9 PPG and a team-high 8.5 RPG this season. As a team, Bowling Green is averaging 74.4 points on 42.1% shooting from the field, 33.8% from behind the arc and 74.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72 points on 41.2% shooting from the field and 33.2% from 3-point range this season. Bowling Green is 5-4 straight up and 5-4 against the spread on the road this season.

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to catch Buffalo in the MAC East standings, sitting a game back of the Bulls at 8-8 in conference play after a 76-69 loss to Ohio last time out. Antonio Williams leads Kent State in scoring and assists with 14.4 PPG and 3.7 APG while Danny Pippen sits 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 13.8 PPG and 7 RPG this season. Troy Simons and Anthony Roberts each have 12+ PPG for the Golden Flashes as well this season. As a team, Kent State is averaging 75.8 points on 45.2% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 72.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.6 points on 41.6% shooting from the field and 34.6% from 3-point range this season. Kent State is 12-3 straight up and 7-6 against the spread at home this season.

Head-to-head, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 25-10-1 ATS in the last 36 meetings between these two teams.

I don’t get the Falcons’ loss to Miami-Ohio of all teams, but maybe it was a letdown after such an emotional win over Akron the game before. Either way, this line doesn’t make sense to me. Sure, Toledo is 12-3 straight up at home, but you’re going to give me 5 points with arguably the best team in the MAC this season that’s 7-3 SU in their last 10 games? Kent State hasn’t been a world-beater at home and I don’t see it here either. Give me Bowling Green and the points here.

Chris’s Pick Bowling Green +5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.