Miami-Ohio vs. Kent State - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami-Ohio vs. Kent State - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) at Miami-Ohio RedHawks (7-9)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John D. Millett Hall)

The Line: Miami-Ohio RedHawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 150

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and the Miami-Ohio RedHawks meet in college basketball MAC-tion from Millett Hall on Tuesday night.

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to extend their current three-game winning streak after a 79-73 win over Central Michigan in their last outing. Antonio Williams led the Golden Flashes with 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting with a team-high 4 assists and a pair of steals while Troy Simons added 13 points with 3 threes and Anthony Roberts added 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting with 3 threes of his own. Danny Pippen chipped in 10 points with a team-high 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the double-double to finish off the scoring in double figures for Kent State in the win. Williams leads Kent State in scoring and assists with an average of 14.8 points and 4.1 assists per game while Philip Whittington leads the Golden Flashes in rebounding with an average of 7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Kent State is averaging 80.3 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field, 35.2% from behind the arc and 73.9% from the foul line this season.

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The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will look to snap a three-game losing skid after an 83-78 loss to Buffalo last time out. Dalonte Brown led the RedHawks with 18 points along with 7 rebounds while Isaiah Coleman-Lands had 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 3 threes and Dae Dae Grant added 11 points with a team-high 4 assists. Bam Bowman added 10 points to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Miami-Ohio in the losing effort. Nike Sibande added 8 points with a team-high 8 rebounds as well in the defeat. Sibande leads Miami-Ohio in scoring with an average of 13.8 points per game while Brown leads the RedHawks in rebounding with an average of 6.8 rebounds per game and Mekhi Lairy leads Miami-Ohio in assists with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Miami-Ohio is averaging 76.3 points per game on 43.4% shooting from the field, 34% from behind the arc and 74.4% from the foul line this season.

Kent State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Miami-Ohio is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 home games against a team with a winning road record. The underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

The points are tempting with the RedHawks at home given how much success the underdog has had in this matchup, but the problem is that Miami-Ohio hasn’t done well against the number at home, going 1-5 ATS at home this season. Kent State has been outscored by 2.3 points per game on the road this season, but a lot of those came against Mississippi State a while back and the Golden Flashes have just been rolling along in conference so far. I’ll lay the points with Kent State in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Kent State -4.5

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