Ohio at Kent State: 3/11/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Kent State Golden Flashes (15-7) vs Ohio Bobcats (13-7)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes +1.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio Bobcats and Kent State Golden Flashes face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Quickens Loan Arena.
These two teams faced off once so far this year and it was Kent State that was able to win 89-79.
The Ohio Bobcats come into this game with a 13-7 record overall and they have won six of their last seven games. The only loss during that stretch came in their last game against Buffalo and in that one they were defeated by 20 points. Ohio on the season is averaging 79.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.7 points per game. Ohio is shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the three point line. Jason Preston has been the star of the show for Ohio averaging 15.4 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Kent State Golden Flashes who sit with a 15-7 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. In the last game against Buffalo, the defense struggled giving up 81 points and that led to the loss. Kent State on the season is averaging 76.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.9 points per game. Kent State is shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Danny Pippen has been the best player for Kent State averaging 19.3 points while shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from behind the three point line.
Ohio is 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 games played on Thursday. Ohio is 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games overall. Kent State is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Thursday. The favorite is 9-4-1 against the spread in the last 14 meetings played between Kent State and Ohio.
I expect very little defense is going to be played in this game by either team and this game is going to be a shootout. Look for a high scoring affair that goes well over the total.