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Ohio vs Kent State 1/13/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) vs. Ohio Bobcats (9-7)
January 13, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio Bobcats +4 / Kent State Golden Flashes -4; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Ohio Bobcats meet Friday in college basketball action at the Convocation Center. The Kent State Golden Flashes look for their 14th win. The Ohio Bobcats look for their 10th win.

The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 74.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Sincere Carry is averaging 17.5 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Malique Jacobs is averaging 12.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Miryne Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Giovanni Santiago is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 77.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Dwight Wilson III is averaging 13.9 points and 10 rebounds, while AJ Brown is averaging 11.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. Miles Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylin Hunter is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Ohio Bobcats are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Ohio Bobcats are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.

The Golden Flashes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 6-1 in Golden Flashes last 7 overall. The over is 35-17-1 in Bobcats last 53 home games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Kent State Golden Flashes are the better, more talented team, but let’s not overlook how Ohio has played over the last week or so. Ohio is playing its best ball right now and is at home, where it wins by an average of 20.9 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. The value is with the Bobcats at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Ohio Bobcats +4

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