Kent State vs Toledo Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/11/23

Toledo Rockets (27-6) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (27-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Toledo Rockets -1 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toledo Rockets will play the Kent State Golden Flashes in the Championship Game of the MAC Tournament on Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Toledo Preview

The Toledo Rockets are 27-6 (16-2) this season after they defeated Ohio by a score of 82-75 in their last game. Toledo shot 51.8% from the field and forced 17 turnovers in the win. The Toledo Rockets are averaging 85.9 points per game, 76 points against per game, 34.5 rebounds per game, and 15.3 assists per game. RayJ Dennis has led the Rockets this season with 19.3 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, and 4.3 rebounds per game. Toledo is shooting 49.8% from the field, 77.4% on free throws, and 40.4% on three pointers this year.

Kent State Preview

The Kent State Golden Flashes are 27-6 (15-3) this season after they defeated Akron by a score of 79-73 in their last game. Kent State shot 37.9% from the field and forced 18 turnovers in the win. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 76 points per game, 65.1 points against per game, 35.4 rebounds per game, and 12.4 assists per game. Sincere Carry has led the Golden Flashes this season with 17.2 points per game, 4.9 assists per game, and 3.7 rebounds per game. Kent State is shooting 45.3% from the field, 72.5% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

Kent State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games. The under is 4-0-1 in Kent State’s last 5 Saturday games. Toledo is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 38-18 ATS in their last 56 games. The over is 4-1 in Toledo’s last 5 games. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings. 

Pick

Kent State comes into this game on a five game winning streak and they have won nine of their last ten games. Toledo has won 17 games in a row, but their last loss did come against Kent State. Toledo has a very fast paced offense, scoring 85.9 points per game. The Rockets do struggle defensively and they are allowing 76 points against per game. Toledo is shooting 49.8% from the field and they are the best team in the MAC. I like the Rockets in this game. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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