Free CBB Hoops Pick: Golden Flashes vs Bobcats Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Kent State Golden Flashes taking on the Ohio Bobcats on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Kent State Golden Flashes (15-5) vs. Ohio Bobcats (12-7)
Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Ohio -2
CBB Betting Total: 151
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The MAC East headlines a small CBB Friday card as Kent State and Ohio University battle it out.
Ohio cannot afford a loss here as they sit 2nd last in the East at just 3-4 in the conference.
Kent holds a 1 game lead over Akron for first place and comes in off a come from behind home win over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday.
A team that used to depend solely on the 3 point shot has completely changed their ways this season and it’s certainly paying off.
Kent State constantly attacks the basket and has some of best big men in the MAC as they look to hold onto their first place lead with a win here in Athens, Ohio on Friday night.
Kent State likes to shuffle and rotate a lot of players in and out, but remaining constant on the court is always leading scorer Jimmy Hall. Hall facilitates this offense as they play through him and even when opposing teams double team him, he is able to locate his open teammates with phenomenal awareness.
Kent has won 3 straight MAC road games with wins at Bowling Green, Ball State, and Western Michigan.
The Bobcats open up as small home favorites and look to avenge a loss to Kent State already this year.
OU went into the MAC Center in Kent and fell 89-82 as Kent State’s Jimmy Hall had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Flashes.
The Bobcats held strong until about halfway through the 2nd half when Kent went on an 11-0 run to grab a lead and never look back. Since then, OU has gone 2-1 with wins over WMU and Toledo.
This season the Bobcats are 9-1 SU at home, but don’t really have a quality opponent to lean back on in those 9 wins. Ohio can get back into a tie with Buffalo and Bowling Green for 3rd in the conference with a win here.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Golden Flashes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Golden Flashes are 27-11-1 ATS in their last 39 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Golden Flashes are 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 road games.
- Bobcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Bobcats are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. Mid-American.
- Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Free CBB Prediction:
Kent State has yet to play Akron this season, which makes these kinds of games that much more important.
The Golden Flashes need all the wins they can get as it gives them momentum and a more comforting lead when they take on the Zips.
Look for Kent to do what they did in the 2nd half of the previous matchup and control the paint as they grab a road win here.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Kent State ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kent State 80 – Ohio U 69
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