Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bobcats vs. Golden Flashes CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(22-4) Ohio Bobcats vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (16-9)
Date: Friday, February 18
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: Bobcats +105 | Golden Flashes -125
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Ohio Bobcats +1 |Kent State Golden Flashes -1 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 135
The Ohio Bobcats get set to take on Kent State Golden Flashes with an overall record of 22-4. Team-Rankings.com power rankings place Bobcats as the 98th best team in college basketball. In their last game, Ohio defeated Miami (OH) by a score of 91-78.
On the season, Ohio has performed well in their 11 road games, holding a record of 8-3-0. Through 26.0 games, the Bobcats are averaging 75.3 points per game. Giving them a rank of 75th in college basketball. Defensively, they are the 115th ranked team, allowing 66.7 points per contest.
The Ohio Bobcats come into this game with a balanced scoring attack, as 3 players are averaging at least 10 points per game. So far, 54.0% of the team’s points have come from these 3 players. The leader of this group is Mark Sears, averaging 20.1 points per game. On the season, 49.0% of his points have come from inside the arc, where he is shooting 48.0%. Sears also serves as the unit’s best distributor, dishing out 4.0 assists per game.
The Bobcats’ second-leading scorer is Jason Carter adding 14.0 points per game. Thus far, he has a field goal percentage of 47.0%. Down low, Ben Vander Plas is the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 6.7 per game.
Kent State Golden Flashes
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 16-9. According to Team-Rankings.com’s power rankings, the Golden Flashes are the 136th best team in college basketball.
On the season, Kent State has performed well in their 12 home games, holding a record of 8-4-0.
Through 25.0 games, the Golden Flashes are averaging 70.5 points per game. Giving them a rank of 199th in college basketball. Defensively, they are the 41st ranked team, allowing 63.9 points per contest.
The Kent State Golden Flashes head into this game with an offense heavily reiant on their top scorers. So far, 36.0% of their offense is coming from just 2 players. The leader of this group is Sincere Carry, averaging 17.8 points per game. On the season, 43.0% of his points have come from inside the arc, where he is shooting 50.0%. Carry also serves as the unit’s best distributor, dishing out 4.6 assists per game.
The Golden Flashes’ second-leading scorer is Malique Jacobs adding 11.7 points per game. Thus far, he has a field goal percentage of 38.0%. In addition to his scoring contributions, Malique Jacobs is also the team’s top rebounder, pulling down 7.3 boards per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Golden Flashes are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Golden Flashes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Free Ohio Bobcats vs. Kent State Golden Flashes NCAAB Prediction:
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Ohio ATS
Heading into this matchup, the Ohio Bobcats have the edge on both ends of the court. So far, the Bobcats have an average scoring margin of +8.1 points, in large part to having the 63rd ranked scoring offense.
On the other side, Kent State has struggled with its shooting efficiency. On the season, they have hit just 31% of their three-point attempts. Look for the Bobcats to pick up the win and cover the spread as Kent State will have trouble keeping up with an Ohio unit ranked 29th at 9.1 made three-point shots per game.
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