Check out our free Kent State vs Buffalo pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Buffalo. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Kent State vs Buffalo Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds
Golden Flashes vs Bulls Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kent State Golden Flashes at Buffalo Bulls
- Where: Buffalo at Alumni Arena
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds: Kent State -4.5, KENTST -205 | BUF +163 O/U 150.0
Golden Flashes Preview:
Kent State will take the floor against the Bulls with an overall record of 19-5. On the road, the Golden Flashes will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 7-5. This season, Kent State has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 16-2. For today’s contest, Kent State has a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Kent State’s leading scorer this season is Sincere Carry, who is averaging 16.88 points per contest. So far, Carry has accounted for 22.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.33 rebounds per game and 4.96 assists. Malique Jacobs is the second leading scorer for the Golden Flashes, averaging 12.39 points per game. Between him and Jacobs, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kent State this season, as they are currently ranked 197th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Flashes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 325th in the NCAA.
Buffalo will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-12. Currently, the Bulls have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 9-5. So far, the Bulls have been the underdog 14 times, going 5-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Buffalo will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Curtis Jones who is averaging 15.92 points per game for the Bulls. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulls’ offensive game plan is the play of Isaiah Adams who has hit 42.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.42 points per game.
Buffalo comes into today’s matchup vs Kent State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.9 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 45.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bulls have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 273rd in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Kent State Golden Flashes -4.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Kent State Golden Flashes to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Kent State as a team is just 213th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bulls’ defense. In addition, the Golden Flashes have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 5-4-1 (last 10). At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Flashes to come out on top and cover.