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Toledo vs Kent State Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Kent State Golden Flashes (15-15) vs. Toledo Rockets (19-11)
March 8, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toledo Rockets -7.5; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Kent State Golden Flashes will play the Toledo Rockets in a MAC game on Friday night at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. Let’s take a look at the Kent State preview, Toledo preview, betting matchup, and the Kent State vs Toledo prediction.

Kent State Preview

The Kent State Golden Flashes are 15-15 (8-9) this year after they lost to Ball State by a score of 76-69 in their last game. Kent State trailed 37-32 at the half, but did play slightly better in the second half in the loss. The Golden Flashes shot 40.9% from the field and were -3 in rebounding margin in the game. Kent State defeated CMU by a score of 79-73 and Buffalo by a score of 76-64 in the two games prior to Ball State. The Golden Flashes are scoring 75.7 points per game with 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, while allowing 71.9 points against per game this year. Jalen Sullinger is averaging 15.3 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Kent State is shooting 44.2% from the field, 76.2% on free throws, and 35.8% on three pointers this season.

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Toledo Preview

The Toledo Rockets are 19-11 (13-4) this season after they defeated Miami (OH) by a score of 97-63 in their last game. Toledo led 54-24 at halftime and added 43 second half points for the blowout win. The Rockets shot 60.4% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. Toledo defeated Buffalo by a score of 85-79 in the game prior to Miami (OH), but did lose the three games before that. The Rockets are scoring 80.5 points per game with 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, while giving up 76.6 points against per game this season. Ra’Heim Moss is averaging 15.7 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Toledo is shooting 47.9% from the field, 76.1% on free throws, and 37.8% on three pointers this year. 

Kent State vs Toledo Betting Prediction

Toledo comes into this matchup with a 13-4 conference record and they are currently tied for first in the MAC standings. The Rockets have won two games in a row and they will be at home for this game. Kent State is just 8-9 in MAC play, but they have won two of their last three games. Despite that recent success, Kent State has lost four road games in a row. Toledo won the first meeting by a score of 89-75 at Kent State and I think we are going to see another easy win for the Rockets here. Take Toledo at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Toledo -7.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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