Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (-1.5)
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the venue where and the Kent State Golden Flashes (15-7) will play the Ohio Bobcats (13-7) on Thursday. Kent State opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 149.
Ohio steps onto the hardwood with a record of 13-7 for the year. The Bobcats are shooting 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (169 of 482) and 70.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 80.2 points per outing (24th in Division 1) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Ohio is collecting 34.5 rebounds per game and has 362 dimes this year, which is 58th in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Bobcats have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.8 fouls. They are giving up 35.2% on 3-point shots while they are 264th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (73.7). The Bobcats are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.0% (525 of 1,167) and they relinquish 33.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are 171st in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 291 relinquished for the campaign.
The Ohio Bobcats played the Buffalo Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-66 in their last contest. Ohio wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 67) and converted 4 out of their 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bobcats converted 12 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. Concerning grabbing boards, they collected 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 dimes in this matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of defending, Ohio allowed the other team to shoot 53.7% from the floor on 36 out of 67 shooting. Buffalo recorded 19 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Furthurmore, Buffalo collected 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Buffalo finished the game at 61.5% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of 13 shots. They also converted 6 of their 15 tries from beyond the arc.
Ben Roderick is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He accounted for 15 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 26 minutes and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Roderick finished the contest at 53.8% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Bobcats was Jason Preston. He totaled 5 rebounds in 29 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 40.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 4-of-10 (10 points). In all, Preston earned 6 assists.
Kent State has a mark of 15-7 this season. The Golden Flashes have committed 16.9 fouls per contest and they go 77.7% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.5 times per game (91st in college hoops) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. Kent State has scored 1,701 pts so far this season (77.3 per contest) and they collect 39.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Flashes are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 155th in college basketball. The Golden Flashes on the defensive end are ranked 185th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 70.5. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (81st in college basketball). The Kent State defense gives up 34.0% on 3-pointers (181 of 532) and their opponents are converting on 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.7 dimes and 33.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 150th and 121st in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes went home defeated by a final of 81-67 when they played the Buffalo Bulls. The Golden Flashes were able to snag 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 27 for the contest. They coughed it up 13 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Bulls were called for 14 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Golden Flashes to the free throw line for 14 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Kent State converted 6 out of 27 attempts (22.2%). Overall, the Golden Flashes ended up shooting 25 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 39.1%. The Golden Flashes allowed the Bulls to convert 31 of their 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.2% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from distance by going 7 of 21 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about rebounding, Kent State allowed Buffalo to grab 42 in all (14 offensive).
Tervell Beck was important for the Golden Flashes in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 12 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 2 rebounds. Beck earned 19 points in his 35 mins on the court, but didn't get an assist. One more player that was pivotal for Kent State was Malique Jacobs. He accumulated 4 dimes in his 34 minutes on the court, and he converted 6 out of 12 from the floor. Jacobs finished going 50.0% from the floor and also totaling 16 points and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Ohio (-1.5)
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