Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+4)
The Ohio Bobcats (13-7) go to M.A.C. Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (15-6). Kent State opens this game as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 150.5.
Ohio heads into this one with a mark of 13-7 for the campaign. They have an average of 80.2 points per outing (27th in Division 1) while connecting on 48.4% from the field. The Bobcats are shooting 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (169 of 482) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Ohio is collecting 34.5 rebounds per contest and has totaled 362 assists this year, which is 33rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Bobcats are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 17.8 fouls. The Bobcats defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.0% (525 of 1,167) and they surrender 33.6 boards per game as a squad. They are 228th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 291 surrendered so far this season. They are conceding 35.2% on shots from downtown and they rank 260th in college basketball in opponents points per game (73.7).
The Ohio Bobcats played the Buffalo Bulls and went home with a loss by a final score of 86-66 in their last contest. Ohio wrapped up the game with a 37.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 67) and knocked down 4 of their 24 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Bobcats knocked down 12 of 13 shots for a rate of 92.3%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists for the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defense, Ohio allowed the other team to shoot 53.7% from the floor on 36 of 67 shooting. Buffalo doled out 19 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Additionally, Buffalo snagged 38 boards (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Buffalo walked away from this one shooting 61.5% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 6 of 15 shots from downtown.
Ben Roderick is a guy who came through in this game. He ended up with 15 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played for 26 minutes and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Roderick finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the Bobcats was Jason Preston. He collected 5 rebounds in his 29 minutes on the court. He finished shooting 40.0% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-10 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Preston earned 6 assists.
Kent State has a record of 15-6 for the year. Kent State has accounted for 1,634 points on the season (77.8 per game) and they pull in 40.1 boards per game. The Golden Flashes are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they hit 77.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Flashes are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks them 149th in D-1. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per contest (95th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Golden Flashes on the defensive end are ranked 173rd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 70.0. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the field (66th in D-1). The Kent State defense concedes 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (174 of 511) and their opponents are connecting on 70.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 12.4 dimes and 33.3 boards every game, which ranks 129th and 109th in Division 1.
The last time they took the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes walked away with a victory by a final of 64-51 when they faced the Miami RedHawks. The Golden Flashes were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the contest. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 2 steals in the game. The RedHawks had 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Golden Flashes to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throw tries for a clip of 85.7%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Kent State knocked down 6 of their 16 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Flashes went 26 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 44.1%. The Golden Flashes permitted the RedHawks to convert 19 out of their 55 attempts from the field which had them at 34.5% for the contest. They finished shooting 32.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 of 25 and finished the contest at 5 of 8 from the charity stripe (62.5%). Regarding how they rebounded, Kent State permitted Miami to get 25 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Tervell Beck ended up being a factor for the Golden Flashes for the matchup. He made 6 out of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and added 12 rebounds. Beck totaled 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accounted for 3 assists in the game. Someone else that was important for Kent State was Danny Pippen. He walked away with 1 assist in 30 mins played, and he put in 6 out of 18 from the floor. Pippen finished going 33.3% from the floor in addition to earning 15 points and 10 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State (-4) and over 150.5 points
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