Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio (+2)
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse is where the Kent State Golden Flashes (22-9) will try to defeat the Ohio Bobcats (24-8) on Friday. Kent State opens this matchup as 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 134.5.
The Ohio Bobcats faced off with Ball State and walked away with a win by a score of 77-67 in their last game. Ohio ended the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 of 62) and knocked down 11 of their 28 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bobcats buried 12 of their 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 47 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 dimes for the game in addition to creating 6 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In terms of defense, Ohio allowed 35.3% from the field on 24 of 68 shooting. Ball State doled out 8 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Ball State snagged 33 boards (9 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Ball State finished the contest at 58.8% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 17 tries. They also made 9 out of their 27 tries from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Bobcats ended up with 19 and Ball State totaled 18 personal fouls.
Jason Carter is one player who was a major contributor for this game. He finished 64.3% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 26 mins and also collected 18 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Ohio will play this game with a record of 24-8 on the season. They average 74.3 points per contest (92nd in college hoops) while shooting 43.1% from the floor. The Bobcats are connecting on 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (297 of 873) and 73.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Ohio is grabbing 34.4 boards per game and has accounted for 418 assists on the season, which ranks 144th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 10.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 14.4 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bobcats have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are 103rd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 355 relinquished this year. The Bobcats defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.0% (785 of 1,785) and they concede 34.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 130th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.4).
When they last played, the Kent State Golden Flashes went home victorious with a score of 85-75 against Miami. The Golden Flashes were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. Miami had 22 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throws for a clip of 84.8%. In terms of 3-point shots, Kent State knocked down 7 of 26 attempts (26.9%). When all was said and done, the Golden Flashes finished 25 for 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.3%. The Golden Flashes permitted Miami to knock down 27 of their 61 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 44.3% for this game. They went 20.0% from three-point range by going 5 of 25 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). Concerning rebounds, Kent State allowed Miami to get 25 in total (7 offensive).
Malique Jacobs was important for the Golden Flashes for the matchup. He recorded 21 points in his 36 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists in this contest. He buried 4 of 9 for the contest for a rate of 44.4%, and accumulated 11 rebounds.
Kent State has a mark of 22-9 for the season. The Golden Flashes have committed 18.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.5 times per contest (208th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. Kent State has tallied 2,222 points so far this season (71.7 per game) and they average 36.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Flashes are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 187th in the country.
The Kent State defense concedes 30.2% from downtown (221 of 732) and their opponents are knocking down 70.4% of their free throw shots. They concede 11.6 dimes and 32.1 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 100th and 56th in college hoops. The Golden Flashes on the defensive side of the court are 42nd in the nation in PPG allowed with 64.5. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (40th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kent State (-2)
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