Kent State at Ohio - 1/7/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kent State at Ohio - 1/7/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Bobcats (11-2) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (7-6)

Game Info: Friday, January 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm (Convocation Center)

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The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to play the Ohio Bobcats in a MAC game on Friday night.

The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-6 (2-1) this season and have won two games in a row. Kent State is coming off of a win against Ball State by a score of 66-65 in their last game. Kent State scored the winning basket with 10 seconds left and was able to hold Ball State off for the win. Sincere Carry led the Golden Flashes with 26 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Kent State is averaging 69.7 points per game and is giving up 62.5 points per game against, while also averaging 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Sincere Carry is averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.9 assists per game, while Malique Jacobs is averaging 11.8 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 42.6% on field goals, 80% on free throws, and 30.5% on three pointers.

The Ohio Bobcats are 11-2 (2-0) this season and have won six games in a row. Ohio defeated Akron in their last game by a score of 69-63. Ohio held their opponent to 39.3% field goal shooting in the win. Mark Sears led the Bobcats with 24 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Ohio is averaging 72 points per game and is giving up 64.8 points per game against, while also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Mark Sears is averaging 19.1 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game, while Jason Carter is averaging 14.3 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 42.4% on field goals, 78.4% on free throws, and 32.8% on three pointers.

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Kent State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 7-1 in Kent State’s last 8 road games. Ohio is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games. The under is 4-1 in Ohio’s last 5 games.

Ohio comes into this game on a roll and is looking to stay undefeated in conference play. This should be a lower scoring game, as both teams allow less than 65 points per game. The fact that Ohio is home will help them win the game, but I like Kent State to keep it close.

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David’s Pick Kent State +7.5

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