Kent State vs Toledo College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

Kent State vs Toledo College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY NETWORK

Toledo Rockets (8-3) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)

The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +1 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Toledo Rockets and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the M.A.C. Center.

The Toledo Rockets look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak.The Toledo Rockets are averaging 74.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Marreon Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds while Ryan Rollins is averaging 14.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Setric Millner Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Spencer Littleson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Toledo Rockets are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toledo Rockets are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 77.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Mike Nuga is averaging 18 points and 5.6 rebounds while Danny Pippen is averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Justyn Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Tervell Beck is grabbing five rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Golden Flashes last 8 overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Toledo Rockets have been the more impressive team this season through a larger sample size, and they have better scoring depth. The Kent State Golden Flashes have been hit or miss through five games and the offense didn't look great their last time out against Akron. In a near pick em, I have to side with the more proven team in the Toledo Rockets. 

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Randy’s Pick Toledo Rockets -1

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