Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ohio Bobcats: 3/2/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 2, 2021

The Kent State Golden Flashes (15-6) are at home in MAC action against the Ohio Bobcats (13-7) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET. The Golden Flashes are 3-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is 150.5.

Betting Information

Kent State vs Ohio Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kent State -3 -112 -110 150.5 -109 -113 -160 131

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Computer picks for Kent State vs Ohio
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Kent State (-3) Over (150.5) Kent State 77 Ohio 74

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Total Facts

  • In eight of 21 opportunities (38.1%) this year, the Golden Flashes and their opponents have totaled at least this matchup’s over/under of 150.5 points.
  • In 13 of 20 outings (65%) this year, Ohio has combined with its opponents to score more than 150.5 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 157.8 points per game, 7.3 more points than the over/under of 150.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 143.8 points per game, 6.7 less than the over/under for this game.
  • The Golden Flashes average point total in outings this season is 147.7, 2.8 points below the total in this game.
  • The average total for Bobcats games this year is 3.4 more points than the point total of 150.5 in this outing.

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Kent State Betting Information

  • Kent State has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-8-1 record.
  • The Golden Flashes have struggled to cover, going just 5-7-1 ATS when favored by at least 3 points.
  • The Golden Flashes have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 9 of 19 games (47.4%).

Ohio Betting Information

  • The Bobcats have a winning record against the spread, going 11-8 ATS (covering 57.9% of the time).
  • The Bobcats have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 6-3 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Ohio’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 19 games, 57.9%).

Head to Head

Kent State vs Ohio (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Ohio -1.5 155.5 -145 +115 Regular Season 89-79 KENTST
2/28/2020 Ohio -2 141 -134 +110 Regular Season 76-69 OHIO
2/15/2020 Kent State -7.5 141 -362 +272 Regular Season 87-72 KENTST
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-73 KENTST
1/15/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-52 KENTST

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Kent State Leaders

  • The Golden Flashes leader in points and rebounds is Danny Pippen, who scores 19.3 points and grabs 8.7 rebounds per game.
  • Giovanni Santiago leads Kent State in assists, averaging 4.0 per game while also scoring 9.2 points per contest.
  • Michael Nuga hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Golden Flashes, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per game.
  • Malique Jacobs is Kent State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Pippen leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Ohio Leaders

  • The Bobcats’ Jason Preston puts up enough points (15.4 per game) and assists (7.6 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • The Bobcats’ top rebounder is Dwight Wilson — he grabs 7.3 per game while scoring 15.2 points per game.
  • Ben Roderick leads the Bobcats in three-point shooting with an average of 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Ben Vander Plas’ stat line of 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks per game put him at the top of the team’s steals and blocks leaderboards.
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