The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Bowling Green Falcons meet Saturday in college basketball action from Stroh Center. Kent State is 22-6 overall this year after a loss to Ball State on Tuesday. As for Bowling Green, they’re sitting at 10-18 overall. The Falcons lost to Miami-OH in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Kent State Golden Flashes
Kent State opened up the year on a 16-4 run. The Golden Flashes have gone a nice 6-2 since then with wins over Buffalo, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Buffalo again, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan in that time.
In the Ball State matchup back on Tuesday, Kent State held a 33-32 edge at halftime. The Flashes were outscored 50-37 in the second however, and lost 82-70. Sincere Carry was the team’s top scorer on 21 points and six boards.
Bowling Green Falcons
Over on the Bowling Green side, their year started out with a 10-10 stretch through 20 games. The Falcons have since lost to Toledo, Ball State, NIU, Kent State, Ball State again, Central Michigan, Toledo again and Miami-OH in their last eight.
On Tuesday against Miami-OH, the Falcons went into the second half with a 29-26 edge. Bowling Green was outscored 48-36 from there and lost 74-65. Samari Curtis put up 17 points with four rebounds in the defeat.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to try Bowling Green here. The Golden Flashes are coming off a tough road loss to a good Ball State team, but overall they’ve played quite well during this 6-2 stretch. Kent State has hit 70 or more points in five straight outings, and they took care of Bowling Green in the last matchup between these teams back on February 7 at Kent State Mac Center. The Flashes posted a 53-39 second half in that one on the way to an 87-64 blowout win. All of that said, Bowling Green is enduring a rough losing streak right now but they’re still scoring pretty well. If the Falcons can post a decent offensive effort at home I think they can get in on a cover.