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The Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) will travel to Oxford, Ohio to take on the Miami (OH) RedHawks (7-9). Kent State has started Mid-American play with a 3-0 record. The Golden Flashes have also won nine straight games at home, but you can disregard that statistic in this game as the Golden Flashes are on the road. Antonio Williams led Kent State to their most recent victory over Central Michigan with 23 points on 9 of 17 from the floor along with four assists. Kent State got a double-double performance from Danny Pippen who scored ten points and brought down 14 rebounds.
Miami (OH) has lost their last three games and are looking for their first win in conference play after coming up short against Buffalo most recently.
Kent State looks to stay undefeated in the Mid-American ConferenceKent State has had a fantastic start to the season with a record of 13-3. The Golden Flashes are averaging 80.3 points per game and allowing 68.3 points against. Kent State is averaging 46.1 percent from the floor and snagging 37.4 rebounds collectively.
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As a team, Kent State has five players averaging double figures in points but have a clear drop off after those five players. The Golden Flashes also have two players who rebound the ball at least 6.5 times per game which will really help down low against a Miami (OH) team that has just one rebounder that averages over 6.5 rebounds per game and two scorers that average over ten points a game.
Miami Ohio looks to get their First Conference WinMiami (OH) haven’t had trouble scoring the ball but they’ve struggled playing consistent defense. Miami (OH) has allowed 84.7 points in their last three games when the losing streak began. The RedHawks average 76.9 points per game but allow 72.8 points against this season. During the losing streak, the RedHawks have allowed 12 points more than their average.
Miami (OH) also shoots 43.9 percent from the floor and snag 37.7 rebounds per game. The RedHawks share the basketball well averaging 13.7 assists per game and they record 5.3 steals per game defensively.
- Red Hawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. Red Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss.
- Golden Flashes are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. Golden Flashes are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
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Miami (OH) has struggled on the defensive end as of late. Having to play Kent State, a team that averages 80.3 points per game, will not help the RedHawks defensive struggles. Kent State’s last road win came against Bowling Green where they weren’t phased at all and won, 79-61. As long as the Golden Flashes take care of the ball and play their kind of offense, this won’t be too hard on Kent State. The Golden Flashes are making a Mid-American championship bid and coming anywhere close to losing to Miami (OH) won’t look good. Kent State will be prepared and will travel back home with a four-game winning streak brewing.
Prediction: Kent State -4.5
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As stated above, Kent State’s strength offensively will give Miami (OH) problems defensively. The over is 6-2 in Golden Flashes last 8 overall. While we sit and talk about Kent State’s offense you should know that Miami (OH)’s offense still averages 76.9 points per game. This game should go over between these two solid defensive teams. Kent State is just going to score more.
Prediction: Over 150