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Toledo vs Kent State Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 10th Betting Odds

Rockets vs Golden Flashes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Toledo Rockets at Kent State Golden Flashes
  • Where: Kent at MAC Center
  • Date: Tuesday, January 10th
  • Betting Odds: Toledo +3.5, TOLEDO +143 | KENTST -177 O/U 154.5

Rockets Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Kent State, the Toledo Rockets will be taking the floor for the 16th time this season and have an overall record of 10-5. So far, the Rockets have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 3-4. For the season, Toledo has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 1-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rockets being +3.5 point underdogs.

Toledo will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer JT Shumate who is averaging 19.07 points per game for the Rockets. Shumate 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 Rockets’ offensive game plan is the play of RayJ Dennis who has hit 44.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 18.6 points per game.

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So far this season, Toledo has put together a strong scoring offense at 80.7 points per game (11th). This strong figure has come despite the Rockets playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.0% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Toledo’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 48.4%

Golden Flashes Preview:

Through 15 games, the Kent State Golden Flashes have an overall record of 12-3. Currently, the Golden Flashes have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Golden Flashes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Kent State has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 9-0.

Kent State’s leading scorer this season is Sincere Carry, who is averaging 17.47 points per contest. So far, Carry has accounted for 23.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.6 rebounds per game and 4.73 assists. Malique Jacobs is the second leading scorer for the Golden Flashes, averaging 12.07 points per game. Between him and Jacobs, they are accounting for 38.4% 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Kent State Golden Flashes -3.5

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 -3.5 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 Rockets’ defense. In addition, the Golden Flashes have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-3-1 (last 10). At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Flashes to come out on top and cover.

 


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